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The Department of International Trade (DIT) has reported that UK exporters made an estimated £7‌0 million worth of trade deals with South Korea last year. UK businesses secured export sales on UK-made products such as hydrogen fuel cells, offshore wind technology and life jackets, through government-backed trade shows. With tailored export advice from the government, […]

With global e-commerce booming and consumers expecting their orders faster and cheaper than ever before, we’ve identified the emerging logistics trends that will help you deliver in 2022. The need will continue for agile and flexible supply chains that can adapt to market disruptions as they happen and outsourcing to Fifth-Party Logistics partners could be […]

After six months of negotiations, the UK and Singapore have signed the Digital Economy Agreement, the first of its kind signed by a European country. Building on the existing £16 billion relationship with Singapore, the deal will make it easier for UK exporters to trade goods and services into the country and other Asian markets […]

With just 1 in 10 small businesses currently exporting goods and services, the government is continuing its campaign to provide support for sellers. The goal is to enable SMEs to trade more UK products around the world and reach one trillion pounds a year in exports. Alongside the 12-point Export Strategy published by the Department […]

According to research, the probability of an existing customer making a purchase is between 60-80%, compared to 5-20% for new business. Furthermore 80% of your future profits will likely come from 20% of your returning customers. Given how important returning customers are for your bottom line, your post-sales engagement can be decisive in whether they […]

This week, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, outlined the government’s commitment to safe and sustainable travel as a way to boost international trade and create jobs across the UK. Speaking at the World Expo in Dubai, the Transport Secretary wants to encourage international collaboration on innovative transport projects, including zero-emission flight, sustainable fuel and autonomous vehicles. […]

The first International Trade Week has started and will see the launch of the “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign that will aim to boost the number of businesses embracing the international markets. International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “The UK makes some of the best products in the world, but only […]

During COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that has been taking place over the past two weeks, UK Export Finance launched a campaign to encourage UK businesses to take advantage of green trade opportunities overseas. It estimates that green trade is set to be worth £1.8 trillion by 2030, highlighting that UK businesses could […]

As part of the Climate Change Act, businesses – which account for 18% of the UK’s carbon emissions – will be required to reach net zero by 2050. Wherever you are on your journey to reducing your company’s environmental impact, being proactive with your strategy will help ensure you’re protecting your future and keeping up […]

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