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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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‘Same nightmare week after week’ for UK exporters

UK businesses are continuing to struggle with post-Brexit trading rules as export bosses warn that life outside the EU is becoming a ‘nightmare’ as fears grow that the Northern Ireland protocol could lead to a trade war with Brussels.  Exporting firms have warned that costs and red tape have seen doing business with the EU

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Rise in non-EU food and drink exports for UK firms

Exports of food and drink products by UK exporters have risen above pre-pandemic levels.  Data from the Food and Drink Federation found that exports to non-EU countries rose 16.2% in the first three months of the year, almost 11% higher than in Q1 2019.  Total non-EU exports of food and drink are now worth a

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How to ensure your website attracts an international audience

How to ensure your website attracts an international audience

Competition for search engine rankings has never been tougher, and even trying to get noticed in your home country can be a challenge. But what if your target audiences are in various territories? International digital marketing is becoming an increasingly sought-after requirement for businesses new and established as globalisation and online shopping has made it

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UK chasing ‘mini trade deals’ with individual US States

The UK is close to signing mini trade deals with six individual US states.  Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, UK trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan revealed the likely deals were memorandums of understanding covering areas including mutual recognition of professional qualifications and improved access to procurement contracts.  Some of the states in question include Indiana

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UK SMEs seeing core EU markets vanish

UK SMEs seeing core EU markets vanish

The UK’s small and medium-sized businesses are seeing their EU markets disappear as they struggle to combat increased post-Brexit red tape and trading costs.  At the same time, EU businesses exporting into the UK market are benefiting from a lack of controls.  In an interview given to The Loadstar, one small business owner said that:

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The Expert Exporter Go Exporting (1)

The Expert Exporter: 10-point international marketing checklist

In this month’s newsletter, we focus on an area of exporting which is often overlooked, or given less importance than in your home market, marketing. Going global means your marketing also has to go global. You need to create awareness of your product, your brand and generate those all-important leads. What works in your home

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5 ways the crisis in Ukraine is impacting international trade

5 ways the crisis in Ukraine is impacting international trade

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has highlighted just how interconnected the world’s economy is. As with the pandemic, humanitarian, political and environmental shocks in one region can affect the global markets on a wide-reaching scale.  These five stats highlight the extent to which the war in Ukraine is impacting world trade.  Trade value sinks Almost

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Exporting to the EU post-Brexit (free webinar)

What are the challenges for exporters to the EU post-Brexit? In this webinar, we will look at the implications for your business, what it means for your exports, imports and future opportunities. We will identify the challenges you need to address to successfully export to the EU post-Brexit, including the new rule changes that came

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Webinar: Exporting to the EU post-Brexit

What are the challenges for exporters to the EU post-Brexit? In this webinar, we will look at the implications for your business, what it means for your exports, imports and future opportunities. We will identify the challenges you need to address to successfully export to the EU post-Brexit, including the new rule changes that came

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trading with the eu in 2022

Webinar: Trading with the EU in 2022

Last month we were delighted to join with the Liverpool Library to host a webinar on trading with the EU in 2022. The webinar covers a number of key topics for businesses, including: What changes did Brexit introduce? What are the implications? Post-Brexit UK-EU trade guide What are the opportunities? Watch the webinar in full

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