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New data has shown that 66% of the UK public supports free trade deals, with just 3% opposing them. That’s the findings of the Department for International Trade’s first ‘public attitudes to trade’ tracker, a survey of 2,400 people across the UK that aims to calculate people’s changing attitudes to trade over time. Giving reasons […] The post Two in three of the UK public support free trade deals appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The performance of UK exports and goods over the last twelve months has continued to rise, reaching a new record high despite a challenging global trade environment and impending departure from the European Union.  In the 12 months to May 2019, overall exports increased by 4% to £647.1 billion with goods exports alone increasing by […] The post Global pressures having little impact on UK export growth as trade reaches new record high appeared first on Go Exporting.

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After two decades of negotiation and amid a growingly protectionist political backdrop, the EU and South American member states of the Mercosur economic bloc have signed a trade deal that by some metrics is the largest ever agreed.  The deal, which will see tariffs cut or removed on goods and services between both countries, will […] The post EU, Mercosur agreement ‘one of the most important trade deals of all time’ – but where does it leave the UK? appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The Institute of Directors has warned businesses to pick-up the pace of no-deal Brexit preparations, saying British businesses have made little progress in planning for a hard exit this October.  The group said that businesses ‘cannot afford to put their faith in politicians to produce a Brexit resolution’.  A survey conducted of its members found […] The post ‘Speed up no-deal preparations’ IoD warns British businesses appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has issued a stern warning against a hard Brexit, suggesting border delays alone could cost the sector £50,000 a minute.  The prediction was published as part of the trade body’s report into the car industry – the country’s single biggest exporter of goods.  It warned that shipments of […] The post UK carmakers warn of £50k a minute hard-Brexit bill as Germany reiterates desire for agreement appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The value of goods exports has increased once again across all four regions of the UK as demand for British products continues to grow overseas.  Through the 2018/19 financial year, Scotland recorded the highest growth, whilst Wales and Northern Ireland also returned strong international trade increases. England continues to deliver the highest trade value with […] The post UK exports increase for third consecutive year appeared first on Go Exporting.

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International sales of Scottish food and drink have surged to a record-breaking £1.4 billion in Q1 2019.  A healthy increase of 14% since last year, latest figures highlight strong demand in particular for Scottish salmon and, of course, whisky, which accounted for three-quarters of all export sales last year.  On the latest figures, Food Minister […] The post Scottish food & drink exports rise to record £1.4 billion appeared first on Go Exporting.

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Car production in the U.K. has been cut almost in half as manufacturers induce an early summer slowdown. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), factories produced nearly 45% fewer vehicles in April compared to a year previously with just 71,000 cars rolling off production lines – 60,000 fewer than April 2018. […] The post U.K. car production down for national and global markets as manufacturers take early summer break appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The trade deficit remains far higher than forecast by City economists as British businesses continue to stockpile critical goods and components ahead of a delayed Brexit. The deficit in Q1 this year hit £18.3bn, a record high for any three month period and nearly double the £9.4bn disparity seen in the final quarter of last […] The post Trade deficit reaches record quarterly high as British firms stockpile goods appeared first on Go Exporting.

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By Mike Wilson In my last article writing for Cheshire Media Magazine, I speculated that there could be a delay to Brexit beyond the March 29th planned exit, yet questioned whether giving the politicians more time to argue would make any real difference? Unfortunately, it turns out I was right and we sit here today, […] The post Brexit delayed again, but your preparations must go on appeared first on Go Exporting.

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