Exporting News

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. 

Brexit confounding troubles for British steel industry

Brexit confounding challenges for British steel industry

UK steel exports into the EU have dropped significantly since Brexit, with volume in Q1 2021 down a third on previous years.  Trade body UK Steel shared the figures with the Mirror, showing how shipments from the UK into the EU fell from an average of 630,000 tonnes to just 420,000 tonnes in the first

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UK India trade portal

Navigating the Indian market (Interview)

Last month, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson joined Pervinder Singh, the editor and founder of the UK India Trade Portal to discuss navigating the Indian market and opportunities for bilateral trade.  In the interview, the two discuss why British companies should consider trading within the Indian market and the most effective approaches to market entry. 

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How to export post-Brexit webinar

How to export post-Brexit (webinar)

This week we joined Enterprise Nation for a Lunch and Learn session all about exporting following the end of the transition period at the start of the year.  In this webinar recording, learn the implications of Brexit with a guide and checklist on how to prepare for export in a post-Brexit world.  Watch the webinar

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Food and drink exports crippled by Brexit and lockdowns

Food and drink exports crippled by Brexit and lockdowns

UK food and drink exports have suffered a huge year-on-year trade reduction according to new data from HMRC.  Data compiled by the Food and Drink Federation shows showed a £42m fall in cheese exports – from £45m to just £7m – whilst whisky exports fell from £105m to just £40m. Chocolate exports also suffered, dropping

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London maintains status as Europe’s financial hub

London maintains status as Europe’s financial hub

A study released this month has found that London has maintained its status as Europe’s main financial hub – but global players are catching up.  That’s according to Z/Yen’s Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which reported that, although London had maintained second place globally, it has lost 23 index points since September 2020 with Shanghai,

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Quarter of all full-time UK jobs supported by export activity

Quarter of all full-time UK jobs supported by export activity

A report published this month has highlighted just how vital exporting is in supporting quality jobs.  The assessment report on jobs, published from the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, found that 23% of all UK full-time jobs in 2016 were supported by exports.  Of those FTE jobs supported by exporting activity,

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Trade between UK and EU drops 20%

Trade between UK and EU nations falls

Export and import activity between the UK and France has dropped some 20% since the start of the year as businesses on both sides of The Channel continue to struggle against Brexit disruption. According to the French customs office, exports from France into the UK fell 13% in January compared to the previous six-month average,

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Half of UK exporters are struggling to adapt to Brexit changes

Half of UK exporters struggling to adapt to Brexit changes

A major report from the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 49% of UK exporters are facing difficulties adapting to new Brexit regulations around the trading of goods.  The survey of 1,000 firms, the majority of which were SMEs, found that firms are struggling with the changes following the ratification of the UK_EU Trade

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Brexit exporting webinar

Webinar: Exporting goods & services to the EU at Emerging Tech Fest

This month we joined a fantastic line-up of speakers for Emerging Tech Fest 2021. In this webinar, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson spome with Tony Hicks about exporting goods and services to the EU in the wake of Brexit. Key themes included what’s changed since 1st January, the trade agreement itself and its’ implications, how

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Brexit headaches cause 68% drop in exports to EU

Brexit headaches cause 68% drop in exports to EU

The volume of exports heading into the EU from British ports has fallen almost 70% as the immediate realities of Brexit take hold.  The data, compiled by the Road Haulage Association, compared exports data via ferry and rail onto the continent in January this year compared to 2020. A letter from the association to Michael

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Strategies for expansion and exporting with Sue Firth

Podcast: Strategies for expansion and exporting with Sue Firth

Last week, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson joined Sue Firth for a podcast on strategies for international expansion and exporting.  The podcast goes into depth on the reasons for exporting, how businesses can begin to explore international markets and the inevitable challenges that Brexit has presented.  Listen to the podcast below: Sue Firth is a

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Amazon bootcamp selling internationally

Free Bootcamp: Selling globally with Amazon

On 26th and 27th January, we’ll be joining Enterprise Nation for a special Amazon Bootcamp. The free educational online event will teach participants how to sell products globally, with sessions on marketplace essentials, guidance on shipping to the USA and selling into Europe after Brexit. The Amazon Small Business Accelerator Boostcamp is free to join

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Emerging Tech Fest Go Exporting

Join us at Emerging Tech Fest 2021

Join us between January 26th – 28th for Emerging Tech Fest 2021, Wales’ leading emerging technology conference. Delivered by CEMET, Innovate UK, KTN and Technology Connected, the three-day event will showcase some of the most exciting technology in Wales and beyond. Go Exporting CEO, Mike Wilson, will be delivering a sesson on 27th at 11:45am

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Cross-channel freight rates spike, likely to remain high

Cross-channel freight rates spike, likely to remain high

The price of shipping freight across the Channel has surged following the end of the transition period as the realities of ‘Brexit for real’ kick in.  The price of moving truckloads from France into the UK rose almost 40% in the first week of January – according to a report by Transporeon.  Despite relatively quiet

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UK continues investment into five EU research programmes

UK continues investment into five EU research programmes

The UK will continue to participate in and help fund five key EU research programmes, including the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe project. Under the terms of the trade and co-operation agreement between the UK and EU, the UK will continue to play an active roll in the programmes which includes the Euratom nuclear research scheme,

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