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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. 

Global awards

Go Exporting Wins ‘Export Consultant of the Year’ Award

We are proud to report that we recently won another prestigious business award, being voted ‘Export Consultant of the Year’ in the Corporate Live Wire Innovation & Excellence Global Awards. Global Awards receive 31000 nominations across various categories and are awarded by voters in 36 countries. They celebrate the success and achievements of leading professionals

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FREE WEBINAR: Learn how to sell internationally

Do you want to learn the secrets of selling internationally from export experts with over 30 years of experience helping businesses expand globally? Then this webinar is for you. On Wednesday 31st January at 12pm, SIITACE (The Society of Independent International Trade Advisors & Customs Experts) is presenting an exciting online event where they’ll share

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Increase productivity through exports

Want to increase business productivity? Then start exporting 

“The facts are clear. Businesses which trade internationally are more resilient, more sustainable, employ more people and are more profitable.” Those are the words of Marco Forgione, director general of the Institute of Export and International Trade. And a new report suggests we can add another adjective to that list – more productive.  A feasibility

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Brexit shaves £850m off beauty industry exports to EU

An ugly reality: Brexit shaves £850m off beauty industry exports to EU

Research commissioned by the British Beauty Council has found that Brexit has severely impacted the UK beauty sector, with SMEs especially affected.  The research, conducted by Oxford Economics, found that customs delays, increased costs associated with cross-border trade and a reduction in skilled EU workers entering the UK economy have shrunk the value of the

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The Expert Exporter Go Exporting (1)

The Expert Exporter: Is 2024 the year you go international?

It’s December already and another year is nearly over. Thoughts turn to the Christmas festivities and the New Year looming. Is 2024 the year you will look to expand your business into international markets? There’s a world of opportunity out there waiting for your product or service.  But how ready are you for the export

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Take the Export Readiness Quiz

Is your business ready to expand globally and capitalise on a world of opportunities that awaits? You can assess your readiness for export with our free Export Readiness Quiz! Answer just 16 questions and we’ll provide you with an Export Readiness Score and breakdown of the areas where you need to pay attention to be in a

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UK exporters unclear on upcoming changes to British border checks 

A straw poll as part of UK exporters has unearthed how unprepared most are for upcoming changes to the British border and how they will affect them.  Taken on an Institute of Export & International Trade webinar, just 6% of attendees said they were ‘completely clear’ about upcoming changes, whilst 16% said they were ‘clear’. 

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What exporters can learn from Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon

What exporters can learn from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Last weekend I went to see a special immersive planetarium film experience celebrating 50 years since the launch of this iconic album. It was quite an event, with the music and visual effects combining to create a truly wonderful experience. You had the feeling of walking on the moon and pushing the boundaries of the

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UK signs trade agreement with Washington State

UK signs trade agreement with Washington State

The Department for Business and Trade has announced a new trade agreement with Washington state. The deal, or memorandum of understanding on trade, is the sixth such agreement that’s been made which in total offers UK businesses further opportunities to tap into markets worth £2.2tn. BREAKING: tonight the UK will sign a memorandum of understanding

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Marr Brexit

Marr: Growing crisis for UK’s exporting industry

In a recent piece for The New Statement whilst discussing Peter Forster’s book ‘What went wrong with Brexit and what we can do about it’, Andrew Marr has highlighted how UK SMEs are struggling to export to the EU and are increasingly deciding not to. He says there is an ongoing contraction happening as firms

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Planned post-Brexit checks on EU food imports delayed again

Planned post-Brexit checks on EU food imports delayed again

The government has delayed plans to introduce checks on imported food products once again.  The post-Brexit checks on fresh farm produce and plants from the EU into the UK were meant to begin in October, however, concerns over supply chain readiness, delays and potential inflationary cost increases have seen the roll-out pushed back once more. 

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Exporting ‘critical’ to the future of eight in 10 UK firms

At Go Exporting, we know how critical exports can be to the long-term success of a business – it’s something we talk about all the time! And we love it when we see other businesses embodying that view.  And new research from Alibaba in partnership with the Institute of Export and International Trade has shown

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The surprising journey to global success

The surprising journey to global success

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to go from a local sensation to a global powerhouse, then I’ve got a story that will captivate your imagination and transform your perspective. Brace yourself for an extraordinary tale of triumph against all odds. Once upon a time, in the glamorous world of fashion, there was a

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How to create a winning export strategy

FREE webinar: How to create a winning export strategy

Are you looking to take your business to the next level and capitalise on the opportunities that the global marketplace presents? If you’re thinking about exporting for the first time, then you need this free Lunch and Learn webinar with Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson taking place on 18th July at 12pm. In the webinar,

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Value of UK exports rises £1bn as trade deficit narrows

Value of UK exports rises £1bn as trade deficit narrows

The latest economic data from the Office for National Statistics has shown the value of UK exports rising as the trade deficit narrows.  As part of the ONS’ economic update, showing GDP returning to growth of 0.2% in April and 0.1% in Q1 overall, data highlighted how the value of UK exports rose in April

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Atlantic Declaration

UK and US look to strengthen economic security through Atlantic Declaration 

Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden announced a new economic agreement this week, designed to strengthen critical supply chains as well as support investments in future technologies.  The Declaration recognises the already close ties between the two nations whilst this new agreement sets out a pathway to strengthen those economic bonds to move quicker and increasingly

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All change again: UK Gov updates plan for goods checks

The UK government has published its updated plan for checks on goods crossing the UK Border.  This new Target Operating Model will now introduce import checks at the UK Border on ALL goods, as well as begin the introduction of a Single Trade Window together with the planned end of CHIEF in November 2023. The

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