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Posted on 3/03/2022 by DHL Express

UK and New Zealand sign new free trade deal

This week International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, signed a new free trade agreement with New Zealand, removing all tariffs on UK exports and cutting red tape for British businesses trading with the country.

This deal is the most advanced agreement that New Zealand has signed with any other nation bar Australia and could boost the UK–New Zealand trade relationship by almost 60%, rising from £2.3 billion in 2020. The deal aims to make it simpler for British SMEs to export goods and services to New Zealand and further supports the UK’s efforts to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Trevelyan said: “Our trade with New Zealand will soar, benefiting businesses and consumers throughout the UK and helping level up the whole country.”

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7 ways SMEs can strengthen data security

SMEs account for roughly 99.9% of the business population in the UK, but lack of expertise and budget are just some of the reasons why these smaller businesses are targeted for cybercrime. However, there are some simple measures that you can take to better protect your business.

Click below for some simple best practice tips that will help keep your business safe and give you peace of mind.

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Latest e-commerce news from around the world

Did you know that only 6% of UK and US adults said they feel loyal to online brands? When asked what would encourage customer loyalty, 43% of survey respondents said the offer of a discount code or additional incentives would influence them to sign up to a mailing list.

In other e-commerce news, with the increasing digitalisation of B2B transactions, a recent report claims that 83% of the 50 large European B2B manufacturers it surveyed are planning to invest in digital business strategies this year.

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