CATEGORY : Weekly Trade Update

Demand for British goods and services higher than ever | Philip Hammond meets Brazilian Finance Minister | Business etiquette in Germany

Published 15/08/2018

The latest Office of National Statistics data (released 10 August) showed global UK exports have risen by £26 billion in the year to June 2018 – an increase of 4.4 per cent compared to the same time last year. Goods exports also have continued to rise strongly by 6.3 per cent to £343 billion. International […]

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UK Exports outside EU rise | Trading with Japan

Published 9/08/2018

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last week confirmed UK exports to the rest of the world were higher than exports to the EU for the ninth year running. The fastest growing export market for the UK since 2010 was Oman, with exports increasing by 354 per cent to £3 billion. International […]

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Further enhancing UK-China relations | US economy grows at its fastest pace in four years | Finding new opportunities in the US

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Published 2/08/2018

This week Jeremy Hunt travelled to Beijing in his first major international trip since his appointment as Foreign Secretary. The visit builds on the Prime Minister’s trip at the start of the year where new measures to improve market access in China and remove barriers to trade were agreed. Speaking ahead of the visit, the […]

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Department of International Trade – two years on | UK host Australia-UK ministerial talks | Golden rules of e-commerce

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Published 26/07/2018

The Department of International Trade (DIT) was formed two years ago to help businesses export, attract investment, negotiate market access and free trade deals, and champion global free trade. Since this formation, exports have grown by an average of £7 billon per month for the last 23 months, and DIT has actively helped firms secure […]

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UK exports hold record high | US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group | Say Bonjour to trading with France

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Published 20/07/2018

The latest trade figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show demand for British goods and services is higher than ever. Exports in the year to May 2018 amounted to £620 billion. International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: “We’re seeing a shift in the UK where we’re continuing to sell more than […]

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UK-Ukraine trade progress | Trade relations in Asia | The power of a search bar

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Published 12/07/2018

The UK and Ukraine have released a joint statement welcoming progress on their trade relationship. Both countries have been engaging on the future growth of trade and investment links after the UK leaves the EU. Both the UK and Ukraine welcomed ongoing discussions to ensure continuity of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which includes a Deep […]

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UK exports at record high | Could your business grow down under? | How small businesses can look bigger

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Published 6/07/2018

Latest figures released by the Department for International Trade show that UK goods and services rose to a record high of £620.2 billion in the year to March 2018. Demand for manufactured goods helped drive goods exports up by 10 per cent and exports grew faster to Canada (up 12.7 per cent), India (31.8 per […]

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Trade has built unparalleled prosperity | Start exporting to Mexico | 10 ways to avoid abandoned carts

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Published 29/06/2018

Last week, the former Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands addressed businesses at the Prosperity Fund Business Forum. He spoke on how trade is the best and most sustainable way out of poverty. “Better-run economies benefit everyone – more trade for us, more business for you [businesses attending the forum], and a route […]

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British Father’s Day gift exports in high demand | UK-India Week 2018 | DHL proudly sponsors The Sunday Times International Track 200

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Published 21/06/2018

The demand for British goods has never been higher and this year people around the world chose to buy British for Father’s Day. Recent HMRC data shows the value of UK goods exports increased by 8.2 per cent in the year to May 2018. Tech gadgets are still the number one choice for Father’s Day […]

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Goods exports boom across the UK | UK and Egypt progress trade talks | Change your perspective on the world

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Published 14/06/2018

Latest figures released by HMRC in their positive analysis show the number of VAT-registered businesses exporting goods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has risen by 4.1 per cent from the previous year to 109,000. It’s reported that businesses are taking advantage of global interest in UK goods with the number of exports to […]

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