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An arrangement that will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from trading arrangements from Chile was signed last week by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile, Jamie Bowden, and Chilean Foreign Minister, Roberto Ampuero. This certainty will help to further strengthen the trading relationship between the UK and Chile which was worth £1.8 billion in 2017. […]

Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, has signed an arrangement which will help boost trade between the UK and New Zealand. The agreement covers sectors accounting for around £169m of UK exports to New Zealand and will ensure UK and New Zealand businesses can continue to benefit from existing arrangements. Dr Liam […]

An arrangement boosting British trade with Australia will continue even after the UK leaves the EU, supporting jobs in both countries. The Mutual Recognition on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed by the International Trade Secretary and the Australian High Commissioner to the UK last week. The signing will ensure UK and Australian businesses can continue […]

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed exports in 2018 have grown by £13.9 billion since the previous year. The news comes as London retained its position as the top tech investment destination in Europe earlier this week. International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, is encouraging all businesses to mark 2019 […]

With more businesses than ever seeking expansion opportunities overseas, 2018 was a successful year for trade and investment in the UK. Total exports reached £626bn with exports to non-EU countries growing to 54.2 per cent. The US remained the UK’s top single export market with exports increasing to £114bn. This follows the Department for International […]

The uncertainty around Brexit continues to be a challenge for businesses. Since the referendum in June 2016, we have been working closely with UK and EU legislators to ensure the requirements of businesses like yours that are trading internationally are fully understood. As international specialists we’re already in a strong position to support you through […]

New figures released on 6 December by HMRC have revealed that in the year ending September 2018, the number of businesses exporting goods in the UK has risen by 1.5 per cent from the same quarter in the previous year. The number of businesses exporting to non-EU countries in the latest quarter rose to 49,000 […]

On 30 November International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, called for MPs to look beyond current divisions and deliver Brexit. “Now is the time to raise our sights, and acknowledge that there is a world beyond Europe, and a time beyond Brexit.” The secretary also said that an extensive revolution in the patterns of trade […]

The New Zealand government have started gathering views about a free trade agreement with the UK. New Zealand’s Trade and Export Minister David Parker noted that the UK is one of New Zealand’s ‘oldest friends’ and that ‘a trade deal makes a lot of sense’. New Zealand and the UK have always had a very […]

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