UK-Africa trade highlighted | Global Trade Webinar series | E-commerce roundup

Posted on 13/07/2022 by DHL Express

International Trade Secretary says there is no doubt that Africa is the future

International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, last week urged the world to “wake up to Africa’s new and compelling narrative”.

In a speech on the UK’s trade relationship with Africa, Trevelyan outlined how the UK is responding to the continent’s growth story with a bold trade strategy: “our partnership is about opening up new opportunities for UK businesses to trade with one of the most dynamic parts of the world”.

With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting that half of the world’s ten fastest growing economies will be in Africa over the next five years, the opportunities are clear. So, what does our trading relationship look like in practice? Read the speech in full to find out.

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Go Further with our Global Trade Webinars

With the government’s upcoming series of trade agreements providing fresh opportunity to energise the UK’s trading power, we’re hosting a series of webinars to help your business reach new markets around the world.

As trusted logistics experts, we’re here to simplify, clarify and guide your business through each trade deal as it happens. Missed our latest webinar on UK-EU trade? Click below to receive a link to watch the webinar in full and access a guide to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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E-commerce news roundup, with a focus on Europe

Did you know that last year, e-commerce revenue in Europe grew by 13 per cent? A report by E-commerce Europe looked at 37 key European markets, analysing product categories, internet penetration per country and e-shoppers per country.

Also on the e-commerce news roundup this week is more insights into consumer communication trends and, if the rumours are to be believed, the biggest online shopping event of the year – Amazon Prime Day – is set to have a round two in autumn.

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