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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 […] The post UK goods exports end 2019 on a high appeared first on Go Exporting.

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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 […] The post Coronavirus impacting three-quarters of business supply chains in the US appeared first on Go Exporting.

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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 […] The post How worried should exporting businesses be by Coronavirus? appeared first on Go Exporting.

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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 […] The post Are UK government trade bodies doing enough to support SMEs? appeared first on Go Exporting.

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The government has announced plans for up to 10 freeports to be opened across the UK as part of a wider plan to ‘regenerate communities and turbocharge Britain’s post-Brexit growth’.  Currently in a 10-week consultation period, the aim is to announce the location of the new zones before the end of the year and to […] The post Government announces plans for new freeports to support post-Brexit growth appeared first on Go Exporting.

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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 […] The post Government confirms import controls on EU goods appeared first on Go Exporting.

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Businesses are being urged to apply for large grants to help complete customs declarations.  Offered by HMRC, there are three grants available designed to help the recruitment, IT and technical requirements that companies will face when completing customs declarations and processes.  There is also funding available for customs intermediaries for the hiring of new staff […] The post Your business could apply for up to €200k in grants if you complete customs declarations appeared first on Go...

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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 […] The post Two new digital tools available for UK exporters appeared first on Go Exporting.

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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, […] The post SMEs have bigger worries than Brexit appeared first on Go Exporting.

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Two years ago, the United Nations warned that the planet had just 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. Now, as 2020 gets into full swing, the latest UN report suggests little progress has been made. In fact, it’s getting worse.  A study by the Climate Accountability Institute highlighted the effect that some businesses are […] The post The Green Exporter: achieving international growth in a more environmentally-conscious world appeared first on Go Exporting.

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