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The demand for British goods has never been higher and this year people around the world chose to buy British for Father’s Day. Recent HMRC data shows the value of UK goods exports increased by 8.2 per cent in the year to May 2018. Tech gadgets are still the number one choice for Father’s Day […]

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Latest figures released by HMRC in their positive analysis show the number of VAT-registered businesses exporting goods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has risen by 4.1 per cent from the previous year to 109,000. It’s reported that businesses are taking advantage of global interest in UK goods with the number of exports to […]

A survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported that warmer weather, bank holidays and the royal wedding led to a boost in retail sales in May. Total sales rose by 4.1 per cent in comparison to one year earlier, the fastest pace for more than four years. The BRC noted that retail conditions […]

Last week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, produced its Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q1 – January to March – 2018. The findings of the latest QITO report showed that in the manufacturing sector, export sales and orders increased, but in the services sector, they continued to slow slightly. […]

Last Week, as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, International Trade Secreatry Dr Liam Fox launched a new drive to attract more than £30 billion of investment to 68 UK projects. Through the modern Industrial Strategy, the government is setting out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the […]

The latest Office of National Statistic figures showed that UK exports rose 9.2 per cent from April 2017 to the end of March 2018. On a trip last week to Scotland, International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said: “It’s clear evidence the world wants to buy high-quality UK goods and services, and my department is […]

On Tuesday 1 May, the government’s Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser, Crawford Falconer, launched the ‘International Trade Profession’. This a great step towards helping UK businesses develop their skills and will support talented people to further develop their careers in international trade. With ten government departments all appointing a Head of International Trade Profession, the launch […]

On Monday 30 April, International Trade Secretary and President of the Board of Trade, Dr Liam Fox, gave a speech at the Speaker’s House calling for people across the country to be bold and optimistic in promoting the benefits of free trade. Through this specific address in Parliament, Dr Fox asked colleagues to show leadership […]

UK Trade Minister Greg Hands met with Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce, Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, in London at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. New investments were announced as Pakistan and Nigeria joined the 53 nations attending the meeting, with the benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade […]

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