Late last year, the CBI predicted that exports could boost the UK economy by up to £20 billion by 2020 and last month, the Financial Times reported that non-EU exports recently exceeded those to the EU for the first time.
Posted on 16th September 2012 in International Trade.
13/08/2012 By Lesley Batchelor, Director General, Institute Of Export I was delighted to be invited as a speaker at a vibrant and high-profile manufacturing conference spearheaded by the Institute for Government and held in association with BAE Systems, Cola Enterprises and City A.M. Bringing key players, influencers and thinkers in UK manufacturing industries under one […]
Posted on 12th August 2012 in International Trade.
One of the most crucial decisions to be made when setting up an export channel is, of course, the price of your products. Setting the right price — and getting it — is not a simple task as there are many variables that can turn the opportunity to make a profit into an unmitigated disaster.
Posted on 5th August 2012 in International Trade.
The UK is a nation of traders, whether it be at the good old east end fruit and veg market, money and stock brokers or importers. As an island the UK has never been shy of international trade. However, as an island with its own currency the UK is vulnerable to movements in global exchange rates.
Posted on 27th March 2012 in International Trade.
Advances in technology, communications and logistics mean that almost any business can take advantage of the benefits of offshoring — the process of shifting one or more business functions to an offshore location to improve efficiency or reduce costs.
2011 was a hugely unsettled year for Western economies. Neil Graham, the Regional Managing Director, UK for Travelex Global Business Payments (TGBP),a Western Union Company, the first non-bank foreign exchange specialist to offer businesses the ability to make renminbi payments into China finds that British SMEs can benefit from trading with China.
Posted on 23rd January 2012 in International Trade.
In today’s fast paced global economy, many SMEs are looking further afield to expand their business potential. Beyond Europe, Latin America stands out as a region of opportunity and vast potential not to be ignored by UK companies.
Posted on 5th October 2011 in International Trade.
Domestic demand, in most industries, is falling. So now is a good time to look outside the UK for growth opportunities.
It’s easier than ever to sell abroad as regulations are being streamlined and borders are opening. Selling outside the UK is not just for big corporates, smaller companies can tap into these lucrative markets too – if you know where to start.
Posted on 27th September 2011 in International Trade.
Growth in the UK and other Western economies is forecast to remain subdued, whereas many Asian, South American and other emerging economies are still powering ahead. Perhaps it’s time to look further afield for your sales?
Posted on 1st September 2011 in International Trade.
If you are importing or exporting goods from overseas it’s crucial that you plan ahead to protect your profits, writes Jeremy Cook.
Posted on 30th August 2011 in International Trade.
Over the last ten years the Turkish economy has seen a dramatic turnaround, with structural reform and government investment all contributing to rapid growth. Between 2002 and 2010 GDP levels more than tripled from $231 billion to $736 billion, and exports reached USD 114 billion – up from USD 36 billion.
Posted on 23rd August 2011 in International Trade.