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Are you prepared for Brexit?

Are you prepared for Brexit?

With the UK Government still negotiating with the EU for the withdrawal from the European Union it is important that you prepare for the possibility of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ to ensure you can continue importing and exporting as efficiently as possible. There are a number...

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UK launches Maritime Trade Investment Plan

UK launches Maritime Trade Investment Plan

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched a new strategy to boost trade and investment into the UK’s multibillion-pound maritime sector. The five year plan will focus on digital technologies, green maritime, autonomous vessels, marine science and maritime...

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UK joint statement with Korea

UK joint statement with Korea

The UK and Korea have signed a joint statement for trade continuity that will allow businesses to keep trading freely even after the UK has left the European Union. This will help to strengthen the trading relationship between the UK and Korea further, which in 2018...

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Scottish fish exports make a splash

Scottish fish exports make a splash

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has praised Scotland’s £1 billion fish industry. Latest statistics from HMRC show that goods exports from Scotland grew faster than any other part of the UK in the year to March 2019, now worth £32.8 billion. In 2018 fish...

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Strawberry exports up!

Strawberry exports up!

In 2018 Britain saw it's largest ever export of strawberry shipments. This was a 56% leap in export value says HMRC. A record £3.9 million British strawberries were shipped in 2018. The Netherlands did pretty well too as the largest market, growing by a whopping 361%...

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