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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. 

expand your distributor network

How to effectively expand your distributor network

Spring is in the air in the Northern Hemisphere and many companies’ thoughts are turning towards expanding into new international markets. One of the key decisions you need to consider is your route-to-market strategy. How are you going to reach the market? How will you carve out a market share?  Often the easiest way to

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Talks over UK - US trade deal unlikely to restart until 2025

Talks over UK – US trade deal unlikely to restart until 2025

Rishi Sunak’s new Windsor Framework was designed to do a few things. First and foremost was to fix the backstop issue in the original Brexit deal and remove the border down the Irish sea. And second, it was supposed to unlock talks with the Biden administration over a new, lucrative ‘Brexit dividend’-worthy trade deal with

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UK to join £11 trillion CPTPP trading bloc

UK to join £11 trillion CPTPP trading bloc

The UK has signed its most significant trade agreement since leaving the EU by joining the Indo-Pacific trading bloc.  The deal, which took two years of negotiations to strike, will unlock access to a region worth £11 trillion a year. UK firms will now have increased access to markets including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Vietnam,

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Could the Windsor Framework be about to implode?!

Anyone trading with or from Northern Ireland since Brexit will be aware of the increased difficulties and effective border down the Irish Sea. It’s an issue which has been a constant bone of contention, especially with Northern Ireland politicians, leading to the collapse of the Stormont Assembly after the DUP withdrew.  Rishi Sunak, the UK

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UK service exports reach record levels

UK service exports reach record levels

New data from the Office for National Statistics has found UK service exports have grown to their highest-ever levels.  Sales grew by 20% compared to 2021 – and up 23% against 2018 – to £400 billion last year.  The UK sits behind only the US as the biggest services exporter globally with the sector contributing

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UK food and drink exports exceed pre-pandemic levels

UK food and drink exports exceed pre-pandemic levels

The global appetite for UK food and drink has continued to grow despite pandemic and post-Brexit pressures.  New data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has shown how food and drink exports have now surged past pre-pandemic levels to stand at a record £24.8bn with chocolate and cheese exports proving ever-popular.  Over half of

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New Northern Ireland framework could unlock US trade deal

New Northern Ireland framework could unlock US trade deal

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen displayed what has become an increasingly uncommon showing of UK/EU cooperation and agreement late last month with the announcement of the breakthrough Windsor Framework.  The new deal for Northern Ireland fixes many of the problems that the previous protocol had

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Brexit deal scuppering SME growth plans

The Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and EU in the wake of Brexit is delivering more headaches than benefits for the majority of exporting SMEs.  That’s according to data collected in December last year by the British Chambers of Commerce from almost 1,200 surveyed businesses.  The survey found that almost eight in

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Economic headwinds hampering growth for SME exporters

New data has highlighted how a range of global economic factors are hampering growth efforts for small and medium-sized exporters.  Data from more than 2,300 UK SMEs as part of the British Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Trade Confidence Outlook for Q4 found that just one in four had seen international sales growth at the backend

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WTO predictions for 2023

WTO predictions for 2023

The global economy has massively shifted since the COVID-19 pandemic. It has yet to recover, and it looks as though a full recovery won’t happen anytime soon, especially with the effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Many countries are experiencing financial crises because of this. The WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has stated that

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Lower Appetite for British Food and Drink in EU

Lower appetite for British food and drink in EU

Since officially leaving the EU, the UK has seen exports reduce by a quarter, with a total of £2.4 billion in lost sales. Certain countries have seen more of a dip than others. For example, Spain, Germany, and Italy’s imports from Britain are down by 50.6%, 44.5%, and 43.3%, respectively. Even Ireland has seen a

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Exporting to Ireland

Free Webinar: Exporting to Ireland

At the start of the year, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson joined Business Wales to host a webinar on exporting to Ireland. The webinar looked in detail at the opportunities for businesses in the Irish market, with information on the economy, key sectors and how to do business. Watch in full below: If your business

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Win a free ticket to the biggest start-up show of 2023!

The StartUp Show from Enterprise Nation is rolling into King’s College London this month as SME founders can engage with over 100 speakers, a range of advisors and 2,000 other community members.  Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson will be offering advice and answering questions too, and to celebrate our involvement, we have two free tickets

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What small businesses need to know about trading overseas in 2023

WEBINAR: What small businesses need to know about trading overseas in 2023

On the 12th December, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson will be joining representatives from Deloitte, Santander and Capikooa to host a webinar with Enterprise Nation on trading overseas next year. This webinar is perfect for any UK business wanting to start selling internationally from next year, or firms who are already exporting but are struggling

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Exporting to The Netherlands

WEBINAR: Explore exporting to The Netherlands

Earlier this month we were delighted to join Business Wales for a webinar all about exporting to The Netherlands. The Netherlands is already a top-10 trading partner of the UK, with high demand for UK goods and services. The region also has great potential as a gateway into the EU, though the nation itself is

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