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Foreign Office and Department for International Development Minister Harriett Baldwin visited Ghana to launch the UK-Ghana Business Council. The Business Council will meet twice a year, bringing both governments together to find ways to reduce barriers to trade and investment. Minister Baldwin said: “Ghana increasingly offers attractive investment opportunities for UK businesses, which in turn […]

This week the government is hosting an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade. This issue not only threatens animals with extinction, but is also detrimental to sustainable economic growth and the livelihoods of people in rural communities. Global leaders, including DHL Express, are coming together to help eradicate the illegal wildlife trade and better […]

According to the latest Office for National Statistics Balance of Payments data, exports were up by 6.4 per cent in the year to June 2018 with goods exports driven by a demand for high quality British manufacturing. The positive figures also revealed that the trade deficit narrowed by £14.4 billion. The International Trade Secretary, Dr […]

The GREAT campaign launched in 2012 to showcase the best of what the nation has to offer the world and has been the UK’s most successful international campaign, active in 140 countries and securing a return of £3.4 billion to the British economy. International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: “The GREAT brand is […]

After strong deliberation during a tough judging panel at London Fashion Week on Monday, we’re delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s DHL Award for International Fashion Potential 2018 is HADES, a classic British knitwear brand. The brand, represented by sisters Cassie and Isabel Holland, walked away with a £20,000 grant to help […]

New figures released by HMRC last week show a sustained rise in exports in the UK with the overall value of UK trade in goods exports increasing by 5.4 per cent. The data showed an increase in exports from all nations of the UK, with Scotland enjoying the highest rise with an increase of 7 […]

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, has produced its Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q2 – April to May – 2018. The findings of the latest QITO report shows that despite a slight decline on the previous quarter, export sales and turnover confidence were buoyant in the second quarter of […]

Last week International Trade Secretary Liam Fox set out plans to make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. The new strategy outlines how the government will produce smarter and more tailored support to help UK companies to export. Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department of International Trade, said: […]

New Balance, Hitachi, Playdale and Techbuyer have joined the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme, a government initiative which brings together 178 businesses from across the North of England. According to the latest statistics, the Northern Powerhouse is worth over £330 billion a year to the UK economy, with the region supporting around 20 per cent of […]

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