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Supply chain transparency is becoming extremely important to consumers across all sectors. More companies are taking the time to explain the true value of their product. Products have gone on a long journey before they reach the customer; your business can help to support the public to make conscious and educated purchases by explaining this […]

New figures released by HMRC this week reveal that 2019 saw a rise in goods exports in all four of the UK’s nations. Exports from England grew by 2%, from Northern Ireland by 2.2%, from Wales by 3% and from Scotland by 4.4%. An increase of demand from UK goods has been seen from countries […]

DHL has a long-standing history with the fashion industry, and both our industries use materials that deliver high performance at a very low cost. However, both logistics and fashion brands are united by a motivation to adapt and innovate in order to keep up with changing needs of companies, consumers and most significantly the environment. […]

This week, the UK published the negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the US. The agreement will bring advantages for the whole of the UK, with Scotland, the North East and the Midlands forecast to see the most benefits from removing barriers to trade with the US. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: […]

With consumers becoming increasingly health conscious all around the world, UK health and wellness businesses are benefiting from the health and wellbeing trend. Lancashire-based Private Label Nutrition has seen a 75 per cent increase in overseas sales in the last 12 months. James Wilson, Director at Private Label Nutrition said: “The Middle East is our […]

In partnership with DHL, the British Chambers of Commerce has released its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for October to December 2019. The QITO report gives a better understanding of new markets and the international opportunities they can create for British businesses. Shannon Diett, VP of Marketing, DHL Express UK, commented: “[…] with the […]

An intervention by the Department for International Trade means that cabbages from the UK can now be enjoyed by Malaysian consumers. Four shipments of cabbages from Naylor Farms were held up at the border due to a gap in regulations. Vegetable producers from the UK could now benefit from the Malaysian market. Trade Policy Minister […]

With just six months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the demand for British goods and services among Japanese consumers is soaring, increasing 32 per cent in the last five years. New figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the UK’s total exports to Japan reached nearly £15 billion in […]

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to agree a new strategic partnership. They aim to develop new investment and trade opportunities, support businesses and create jobs. Prime Minister Johnson and President Kenyatta said in a joint statement: “The UK and Kenya already benefit from close economic ties and […]

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