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Coronavirus advice and support for exporting businesses

Coronavirus Live Chat support launches for exporters

Today Go Exporting has launched a free Coronavirus advice and support Live Chat service. The Live Chat is available to any exporting business to ask specialist questions and get expert advice on matters relating to international trade where Coronavirus has affected their business operations. The service is designed to support exporters to navigate as best

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UK goods exports end 2019 on a high

UK goods exports end 2019 on a high

Goods exports across all four UK nations rose once more in 2019 ending a strong year heading into the current period of pandemic uncertainty for businesses.  HMRC reported that, over the 12 months, international sales of goods from England rose 2% to £254bn. Scotland saw the largest growth at 4.4% to £33.6bn whilst Wales saw

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Coronavirus impacting three-quarters of business supply chains

Coronavirus impacting three-quarters of business supply chains in the US

Businesses are reporting that coronavirus is starting to impact their supply chains.  That’s according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management of over 600 US companies which found that nearly 75% of firms are seeing capacity disruptions within their supply chains as a result of transport restrictions due to the pandemic. More than

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coronavirus exporting business

How worried should exporting businesses be by Coronavirus?

Coronavirus has already had a huge effect on businesses worldwide and is starting to infect the working norms of UK firms too.  On the day that the Bank of England dropped the base rate back to a historic low and The Budget included measures including covering the cost of sick-pay for small businesses, many large

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Are UK government trade bodies doing enough to support SMEs?

Are UK government trade bodies doing enough to support SMEs?

Government-backed agencies designed to help UK businesses trade overseas are reportedly struggling to meet targets as SMEs show reluctance to sell overseas.  That’s according to a report from the British Business Bank which found that exports from small and medium-sized businesses account for just 32% of UK exports, down from 50% 11 years ago. The

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import controls on EU goods

Government confirms import controls on EU goods

The government has confirmed plans to implement import controls on goods entering the UK from the European Union once the transition period comes to an end on 31st December.  After departing the EU’s customs union and single market, all UK exports and imports will be treated equally according to the Chancellor of the Duchy of

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Two new digital tools available for UK exporters

Two new digital tools available for UK exporters

The Department for International Trade has this month launched two new digital tools to support businesses exporting goods in and out of the UK.  The tools, available on the gov.uk website, explain product and country-specific details regarding tariffs and regulations. Pooling this information into one online location is designed to make it easier for businesses

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SMEs have bigger worries than Brexit

SMEs have bigger worries than Brexit

Whilst for large and enterprise organisations, Brexit has dominated the list of top headaches for over three years, for small businesses, other challenges are deemed far more pressing.  That’s according to a new report from Clearwater International, titled Growth Europe, which surveyed some 2,100 small and medium-sized businesses across Western Europe.  Of those firms questioned,

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UK exports outside the EU growing five times faster

UK exports outside the EU growing five times faster

Data from the Office for National Statistics have shown how UK firms have been capitalising on opportunities outside of the European Union over the last 18 months.  The figures show that in the year to September 2019, EU exports grew by 1.3% to just under £300 billion. Non-EU exports, however, grew 6.3% to £373.7 billion

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UK business confidence on the rise

UK business confidence on the rise

The confidence levels of UK businesses are slowly starting to rise after three years of political uncertainty – though investment caution remains.  The resounding majority delivered to Boris Johnson in the general election caused a sharp increase in directors’ confidence in both their own firms and the economy at large.  The Institue of Directors reported

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Global trade remains strong as international investment stutters

Global trade remains strong as international investment stutters

A new study has found that globalism is strong and well in the world of international business, despite a turbulent period of trade conflict and political separation.  The Global Connectedness Index (GCI), published by DHL, found that international flows were smoother than feared, with the annual barometer of global goods, capital, information and people flow

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UK SMEs confident of achieving 2020 aims despite Brexit uncertainty

UK SMEs confident of achieving 2020 aims despite Brexit uncertainty

The vast majority of small business owners say they’re confident of achieving their company goals in 2020 according to a new study.  The research, carried out by Vistaprint, quizzed 500 SME bosses on their primary goals for next year and their optimism for being able to achieve them.  And despite the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, the

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Exporting SMEs grow twice as fast as non-exporters

Exporting SMEs grow twice as fast as non-exporters

New research has uncovered small and medium-sized businesses trading internationally have grown at almost twice the rate as small firms selling within local markets.  The study, carried out by the government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance, found that firms trading domestically experienced an 8.4% growth rate over the last five years, compared to 15.2%

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US imports from China drop 13% in 2019 as trade war continues

US imports from China drop 13% in 2019 as trade war continues

The ongoing trade war between the USA and China has seen imports into the US from China drop by 13% so far in 2019.  Tariffs were the primary cause of the decline on imports from China, with Vietnam proving to be the biggest benefactor with exports to the States increasing nearly 35%, primarily in the

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