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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 […]

The UK and Korea have signed a trade continuity agreement allowing businesses to trade freely after leaving the European Union. This will ensure British jobs are safeguarded in key sectors including manufacturing and technology as well as professional services. Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss MP said: “My priority is to make sure […]

With the summer holidays in full swing, November feels some way off – but peak season is fast approaching. Are you prepared? A recent DHL customer survey found that 65 per cent of respondents said they only plan one or two months ahead. Don’t miss out because of last minute planning, we’re here to help […]

New analysis of HMRC data by the Department of International Trade shows that the UK exported £1.2 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2019 to the Caribbean Community, an increase of 76.1 per cent from the four quarters to the end of Q1 2018. Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America […]

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth, to discuss a future trade agreement between the two nations. They agreed to move as quickly as possible towards a free trade agreement after the UK has left the European Union. Liz Truss commented on the deeply rooted […]

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