Ready for Chinese New Year?

Is your business ready for Chinese New Year


This year, Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 25 January. Factories and businesses across Asia will be closing for anything from a few days to a few weeks.

To keep your business running smoothly during the holiday period, please plan your shipments well in advance. With our strong presence in Asia and reliable intercontinental parcel services, we can handle all your shipments to and from Asia with speed and expertise.​

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Brexit’s getting closer than ever. Is your business ready?

Following the recent election and the victory of the Conservative Party, Brexit looks to be going ahead on 31 January 2020.

Brexit’s getting closer than everAlthough a transition agreement is in place for another year it is still of imminent importance to prepare your business for a number of changes that are set to take place soon in areas such as VAT, Duties and Customs Documentation. Check out ‘Sheffield International Trade Centre’s’ article to find out more >

Looking for a ‘freight-forwarding’ service to bolster your exports?  Simply call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000, send a message or complete our IFS Shipment Note >

The changing world of luxury goods

The changing world of luxury goodsThe most important word in luxury right now is sustainability, and this is the key focus of 2019 from fashion to travel and cosmetics to food.

Another trend getting some serious attention is the so-called ‘re-commerce’ market, as people appreciate the value of second-hand treasures. To find out more about these growing trends and the spending power of Gen Y and Z, read on >

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Trading with the Rainbow Nation

South Africa is Africa’s most powerful country, with its stock exchange being in the world’s top 20 and is the largest in the continent. Despite a slow economy, South Africa is a middle-income emerging market, with well-developed financial, legal, communications and transport sectors. South Africa’s prospects look good, with e-commerce growing fast.
It’s also a shining example of a country that has overcome division to successfully embrace democracy and stability, and is an excellent springboard into other African markets.

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Could your business grow down under?

Is your business successful in the UK? You could see success in Australia too. Not only do we share the English language but there are also 1.2 million Britons who are permanent residents down under.

Similarities in business and legal practices also point to ease of business. In fact, the World Bank has ranked Australia as the 14th easiest country to do business in. However, there are of course challenges, including the size and distance of the country, but help is at hand.

Read the Department for International Trade’s updated guide to exporting to Australia.

The future is bright and ripe for Export

Trade Secretary Liam Fox delivered an excellent and exciting speech at the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference on 8 March. He outlined exactly why our economy is thriving and has the potential to grow phenomenally, despite the doom and gloom forecast in line with Brexit. A key focus was the new opportunities offered by international trade of goods and services.

Bright future for global economyCheck out his full speech here where he outlines some key facts and potential new opportunities for the UK market.

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