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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. 

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The Expert Exporter: return of the conference and exhibition season

The conference and exhibition season is starting and this year the events are mostly back to normal rather than virtual. That’s a relief for many. Time to get away from Zoom and engage in person with potential customers and distributors from new international markets.  Video calling has its place in developing an export market. A

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BCC: Worker shortage down to Government’s lack of Brexit business planning

The British Chambers of Commerce has called out the Government for lacking Brexit business planning, resulting in UK workforce shortages.  After a weekend of fuel supply shortages and retailer Christmans warnings, the BCC made clear in a statement that businesses were suffering the consequences from excluding non-UK nationals from the UK workforce.  BCC President, Baroness

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Complex Rules of Origin add £600m to duty costs

Complex Rules of Origin add £600m to duty costs

Complex regulations surrounding Rules of Origin following Brexit has seen British businesses pay an additional £600m in customs duties in H1 this year.  The UK’s trade agreement with the UK, which was geared towards removing tariffs for all goods, has actually seen costs related to export and import activity increase for a swathe of industries. 

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‘Disastrous drop’ in UK food and drink exports into the EU

Exports of food and drink from the UK into the EU are in freefall.  That’s according to new figures released this month by the Food and Drink Federation, showing that exports to the EU have fallen by over 27% in H1 2021 compared to the same period two years ago. Overall, lost revenue totals around

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Post-Brexit trade imbalance as exports from Ireland to GB soar

Post-Brexit trade imbalance as exports from Ireland to GB soar

Exports from Ireland into Great Britain have soared in the first half of 2021 whilst GB exports across the Irish Sea have fallen.  According to the Irish Central Statistics Office, exports to Great Britain (excluding NI) have risen 20% in the first six months of the year, rising by over €1 billion to €6.7bn.  This

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UK signs new trade agreements, closes in on NZ deal

The UK has signed a new free trade agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, expected to boost trade in a relationship with over £2billion a year.  Signed in London earlier this month, the deal with lock-in tariff-free trade and secure greater access for UK businesses.  The deal is one of the most advanced that Norway,

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The Expert Exporter newsletter

It’s hot and sunny here in the UK this week with record temperatures. Thoughts are turning to summer holidays although the Covid situation is still a concern. With 70% of the adult population fully vaccinated, we are getting there hopefully. Summer is always a good time to reflect on business and plan for renewed vigour

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Why invest in the costs of an experienced export consultant?

Why invest in the costs of an experienced export consultant?

When you are just starting out on your export journey, there seems no end of opportunity. All you need to do is find a few distributors and off you go. Little or no cost and limitless returns?! Unfortunately, the reality is much harder than it seems. There are many pitfalls to avoid. Targeting the right

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Fasttrack to $1m in export sales (webinar with Alibaba)

This month we joined Alibaba to host a webinar, supporting their client-base to grow their export sales. The webinar was centred on our 7-steps to export success guide (which you can download here). Watch the webinar in full below: Make sure you check out Alibaba’s great business support content here.

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Trading internationally and growing after Brexit

WEBINAR: Trading internationally and growing after Brexit

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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