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On Tuesday the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox made a speech at a forum held by Citi and the Financial Times. Despite many predictions of uncertainty surrounding trade following the referendum, Dr Fox informed the audience that UK exports have grown by £110 billion. We have also retained our position as the number one destination […]

Following some objections from WTO members with regards to the new and updated UK schedule, International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, wrote for the Telegraph to clarify misconceptions on World Trade Organisation negotiations. Dr Fox made clear that in the unlikely event of a “no deal” between the UK and the EU, the UK will […]

This week Chancellor Phillip Hammond presented the latest Budget to Parliament on 29 October. He announced a slight increase in growth forecasts, from 1.3 per cent to 1.6 per cent in 2019. The Chancellor did not focus on Brexit in his speech, but the government is providing £500 million of additional funding for departments to […]

On 18 October the British Chambers of Commerce welcomed chambers members, exporters, trade officials and business owners to the International Trade Summit 2018. The day centred around the changing face of international trade and what it means for business, inspirational export advice from successful British business figures and how the power of brand can enhance […]

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 […]

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