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With three major global sporting events taking place in Japan within the space of a year, the Asian powerhouse is enjoying its time in the spotlight. As the Official Logistics Partners of the Rugby World Cup 2019™, which is about to come to a close with the final England v South Africa taking place on […]

Last week the British Chambers of Commerce hosted their annual International Trade Summit. Chamber representatives, members of parliament and business leaders from both UK and international businesses joined together for a day of workshops, panel discussions and networking. With the underlying feeling being that of looking at the opportunities further afield, we’ve summarised our key […]

As the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, we have launched ten new electric courier vans to help work towards DPDHL’s target of zero logistics-related emissions by 2050. This is an important step towards reducing the impact of commercial vehicles on the environment. Richard Crook, Director of Fleet at DHL Express, said: “In our […]

In the eleventh meeting of the UK-Vietnam Joint Economic Trade Commission, the two nations have been committed to strengthening trade ties. Total trade between the UK and Vietnam was worth more than £6 billion in 2018 and the country is predicted to become one of the top 20 global economies by 2050. Conor Burns, Trade […]

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show a 4.2 per cent increase in UK exports to countries outside of the EU. In the year ending June 2019, demand from the US and China for UK goods and services has risen considerably. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said: “Following my recent trips to […]

This week we’re celebrating DHL turning 50 and a monumental half a century of being in business! From our humble beginnings in 1969 to the most global logistics network, DHL now reaches more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. After 50 years of delivering to the world, we’re taking a look back at […]

The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique. The agreement will allow British businesses to continue trading to the nations even after leaving the European Union. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said: “This is a major milestone as the UK prepares to become an independent trading nation […]

New statistics from HMRC show that overseas demand for British goods has increased across every UK nation. In the 12 months to Q2 2019, goods exports in England grew by 2.7 per cent, in Scotland by 14.5 per cent, in Wales by 6.8 per cent and in Northern Ireland by 6.8 per cent. Secretary of […]

As we draw closer to the 31 October deadline, what position is the UK in when it comes to securing tariff-free trading? So far, the UK has agreed 13 trade continuity deals covering 38 countries including South Korea, Central America and the Pacific Islands. The UK has also signed “mutual recognition agreements” deals with the […]

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