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Learn the latest exporting news and expert advice from our team of consultants. From advice on starting trading on the international stage to how to identify profitable markets, as well as the key exporting news you need to know about, we’ll be posting the content you need to read right here. 

UK exporters don’t understand principles of trade digitalisation

The majority of exporters in the UK don’t understand the principles behind the government’s future plans to digitise international trade.  According to a poll during an IOE&IT webinar last month, just 13% of participants on the call understood key terms to do with the digitisation strategy, including ‘single trade window’ and ‘ecosystem of trust’, and

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Irish trade re-focuses on EU markets, away from GB

Data from Dublin Port has shown how trade volume into Great Britain has fallen since Brexit, whilst exports into the EU have grown.  From January to September last year, overall port throughput fell 3.3% compared to the year before, whilst imports saw a small 0.4% rise.  CEO of Dublin Port, Eamonn O’Reilly, noted that there

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UK-EU trade flows down a fifth against no-Brexit expectations

A new study has highlighted how UK exports have suffered a big hit in the wake of leaving the EU.  A report from the Economic and Social Research Institute showed a substantial reduction in the number of products traded, with activity between the UK into the EU down 16% against expected levels before Brexit.  Things

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Vote for us at the Enterprise Nation Awards 2022

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Enterprise Nation Advisor Awards 2022 in the international trade category. Enterprise Nation is a fantastic network that helps small business owners to grow their brands through freely-given expert insights, and Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson regularly gives webinars on exporting and international trade to the network. But

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Exporting to Spain

WEBINAR: Exporting to Spain

This month we were delighted to join Business Wales to share more advice on exporting around the world. This time, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson focused on the opportunity for UK exporters in Spain, with the latest information and advice on the Spanish market and the key benefits it presents for Welsh exporters. Watch the

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Value of UK trade exports rise over £2 billion since Brexit

New data has shown how the value of UK exports globally have risen since Brexit.  Figures from The Office for National Statistics detailed how exports to the EU rose 7.9% in July this year, worth £1.3 billion. Exports to non-EU countries also grew by 5.4% and £800 million.  Despite difficulties for UK exporters trading with

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Steel exports from GB into Northern Ireland could face 25% tariffs

Steel exports from GB into Northern Ireland could face 25% tariffs

Exports of steel heading from Great Britain into Northern Ireland could soon face huge tariffs after the EU changed steel quota rules.  Enacted due to the war in Ukraine and relating to the Northern Ireland protocol, new tariffs on certain steel products could hit 25%.  Industry group, UK Steel, has already appealed to the government

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The Expert Exporter: Ready to re-focus on international expansion?

Welcome back to the September edition of our newsletter. It’s been a very hot summer in the UK with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees for the first time in history! Global warming is here and needs to be tackled sooner rather than later. Despite the heat, hopefully everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is back from

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Import taxes to be cut on goods from developing nations

Import taxes to be cut on goods from developing nations

The UK is set to cut import taxes on hundreds of products from developing nations to help boost trade.  Covering 65 developing countries, products including clothing and shoes could benefit from zero or lower tariffs in a move that has been created by The Developing Countries Trading Scheme.  The scheme, which builds on similar programs

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Exports rise but UK trade deficit hits record levels

New data from the Office of National Statistics has found that the UK’s trade deficit has increased at a record rate.  The latest figures from the ONS show a fall in the value of imported and exported goods, creating a quarterly trade deficit of £27.9bn – up £2bn on the previous period.  This marks the

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Negotiations begin over trade deal between UK and Gulf nations

The UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council have kicked off the first round of trade talks in Riyadh in a deal that could cover more than £33bn in annual trade.  The GCC, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, would be equivalent to the UK’s seventh-largest export market, with demand for

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‘Bonfire of the barriers’ promised for UK exporters

The government has promised a ‘bonfire’ of the current barriers to international trade for exporting business in the UK.  International trade secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan made the announcement as part of a new drive to reduce red tape and barriers to exports around the world – estimated to be worth £20bn in economic benefit for British

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