Trade Secretary’s digital plan | 6 tips for business growth | From B2B to D2C

Posted on 23/09/2021 by DHL Express

Trade Secretary announces five-point plan for digital trade

In her first speech since being appointed as International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan has unveiled the government’s five-point plan to establish free and fair digital trade, opening up more opportunities for British businesses and consumers in the global marketplace.

The new plan will aim to make it easier to buy and sell goods internationally, as well as strengthen data protection, and promote digital innovation to streamline the trading process.

Figures show that digital trade was worth £326 billion in 2‌0‌1‌9.

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