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To help support the most vulnerable families in the UK, The Duchess of Cambridge has brought together nineteen British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks nationwide. Baby banks aim to support and empower families by ensuring every child has the essential items they need to thrive. […]

Following on from the signing of the Terms of Reference for the Indonesia/UK Joint Trade Review in October 2019, this month the Department for International Trade and the Indonesian Ministry of Trade held a second round of discussions virtually. Excellent progress was made at the meeting, with discussions covering a wide range of sectors exploring […]

Over the course of the pandemic the global e-commerce market has increased significantly. We’re inviting you to attend a webinar on ‘Realising your global e-commerce potential’, Tuesday 28 July 2020 with some of our e-commerce experts. Topics will include global e-commerce trends, how to determine your global opportunity and solutions for you and your online […]

WhatsApp has become the most widely used application, reaching over 1 billion users worldwide. Beginning as a social channel, WhatsApp is now dominating corporate communications as it allows businesses to connect with their customers in real time. In recognition of the importance of this communication method, our Customer Service team has introduced a WhatsApp Digital […]

The UK has nominated the former International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Dr Fox has decades of experience in global politics as well as first-hand know-how of running a trade ministry. The Government believe Dr Liam Fox is the ideal candidate; writing to the WTO the […]

ACTIPH is a London based start-up, founded by seven-time Guinness World Record holder, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton. Jamie uncovered the benefits of alkaline water out of necessity during a 5,000-mile row from Australia to Africa; realising that fresh water mixed with sea water is more hydrating than fresh water alone. ACTIPH is experiencing unprecedented demand, with sales […]

A joint strategic intervention to turbo charge UK food and drink has been announced by the Department of International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The agriculture, food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry; in 2019, UK food, feed and drink exports were worth £23.7billion. The plan will allow […]

UK exports of bikes, parts and accessories grew by 15% in the year to March 2020, worth £173.2 million. Europe, Australia and the US lead the demand for cycling goods. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “With more people turning to two wheels for their commute and leisure, UK cycling’s success on the road and […]

In this article, John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express, shares how global connectedness makes the world stable and less vulnerable in the current crisis. He says: “the pandemic in many places has made it especially clear how important globalisation is for our economic and social ‘immune system’.” Many globally active companies have found themselves in a […]

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