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America’s food exports

It may be America’s huge tech industry that makes the global headlines, but agriculture and…
April 4, 2024
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The world’s largest food exporters

The global food trade is a vast, growing, and interconnected network of producers, suppliers, and…
March 4, 2024
African food selection

Food imports in Africa

How Africa feeds itself is little understood outside of the continent. Despite its vast agricultural…
March 4, 2024
Wheat and Ukrainian flag

What food is exported by Ukraine?

Ukraine is sometimes referred to as “the breadbasket of Europe” and with good reason because…
February 8, 2024
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China’s food import and exports

China has a huge population of 1.4 billion people. This represents 17.5 per cent of…
February 8, 2024
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How to export food from the UK

Food exports have been a UK success story. During the first half of 2023, UK…
January 15, 2024
freighter at sea

What food does the UK import from Russia?

International tensions have shone a light on the trading relationships many countries have with Russia.…
January 15, 2024
italian food

What food does the UK import from Italy?

Italian foodstuffs like pasta, wine, and olive oil are all staples of the British diet.…
December 4, 2023
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How to import food into the UK

Without food imports, the UK would struggle to feed itself. In 2020, the UK imported…
December 4, 2023
Burgers with British flags

What food does the UK export?

Contrary to popular belief, the UK has a rich culinary culture and a thriving food…
November 14, 2023
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An overview of the UK’s food imports

As a trading nation, the UK has traditionally relied on imported food to feed its…
September 28, 2023
Shipping containers with different country flags

How do trade tariffs work?

International trade is a driver of the global economy. Companies based in different countries trade…
June 27, 2023
Shipping containers in a port

What are trade barriers?

While free trade is often an aspiration, in reality, a range of barriers can exist…
June 5, 2023
Shipping port

Duty Suspension

The term duty suspension is used in relation to free trade and opening up economic…
June 5, 2023
Cargo ship and shipping containers from above

Free Trade Areas

In an interconnected global economy, international trade plays a vital role in driving economic growth…
June 5, 2023
Pile of coins

What are the tax benefits of a freeport?

Freeports have a long history in the UK, with the first set up in the…
April 18, 2023
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What is a free trade agreement?

Free trade refers to the exchange of goods and services between countries without tariffs, quotas…
April 18, 2023
Globe

What is Free Trade?

You will often hear politicians and economists talking about the virtues of free trade. While…
April 18, 2023
EU flag outside Downing Street

Freeports in post-Brexit Britain

Freeports have been a feature of UK economic policy since the 1980s, with their role…
April 18, 2023
Can you export from the UK to Australia?

Can you export from the UK to Australia?

The UK and Australia have strong cultural, family and economic ties. According to data from…
January 30, 2023
What is duty inversion and how can you do it?

What is duty inversion and how can you do it?

Freeports are set to unleash a range of new opportunities for ambitious companies to grow…
January 30, 2023
What is freight forwarding?

What is freight forwarding?

When it comes to keeping international trade moving there are few more important roles than…
January 30, 2023
Freeports in the UK

Freeports in the UK

What is a freeport? A freeport is a type of special economic zone that is…
January 18, 2023
Do you pay VAT on exports?

Do you pay VAT on exports?

Fewer than 10% of UK businesses currently export despite exporting offering a wide range of…
January 18, 2023
US Import Tax to the UK

US Import Tax to the UK

The UK has long trading links with the US. It has always been a significant…
January 18, 2023
Advantages of Indirect Exporting

Advantages of Indirect Exporting

There is a range of strategies that companies can use to export their products to…
January 18, 2023
Can you defer VAT on imports?

Can you defer VAT on imports?

If you import goods into Great Britain from outside the UK or from outside the…
October 19, 2022
What is an importer of record (IOR)

What is an importer of record (IOR)

There is a complex range of acronyms and titles involved in international logistics. These can…
October 19, 2022
Importing from China to the UK

Importing from China to the UK

12% of the imports to the UK come from China, making it the UK’s third…
August 5, 2022
Customs Declaration Service: What you need to know

Customs Declaration Service: What you need to know

If you are importing goods into the UK, then you will need to use the…
August 5, 2022
How do you declare imports to customs?

How do you declare imports to customs?

One of the principal concerns of companies that are new to importing goods is what…
August 2, 2022
Can you defer VAT on imports?

How to calculate UK import tax

If you are importing goods into the UK from overseas then you may be required…
August 1, 2022
A guide to imports and exports

A guide to imports and exports

As your business grows and develops you may begin to think about trading internationally and…
June 27, 2022
What is an importer of record (IOR)

A guide to customs clearance

When companies begin trading across international borders one of their biggest concerns is the whole…
June 22, 2022
How Does Freight Forwarding Work?

How Does Freight Forwarding Work?

Freight forwarding is one of the world’s most important service industries. It ensures that global…
May 20, 2022
Types of export documents and their uses

Types of export documents and their uses

There is a range of different documents needed in order to export goods from the…
May 9, 2022
Customs Declaration Service: What you need to know

Which transport documents do you need to export from the UK?

It’s never been easier to sell and ship your products internationally. This offers a wide…
May 3, 2022
Tips on importing from the USA

Tips on importing from the USA

The USA is not only the world’s biggest market, it’s also one of the UK’s…
April 29, 2022
Everything you need to know about air shipping

Everything you need to know about air shipping

If you’re shipping goods internationally and your timescales are tight then air freight is the…
April 26, 2022
Dealing with customs post-Brexit

Dealing with customs post-Brexit

The UK formally left the EU on 31st January 2020. There was then a transition…
April 23, 2022
How quickly can I ship to the EU?

How quickly can I ship to the EU?

Prior to Brexit, and the end of the 12 month transition period, there were no…
April 22, 2022
How has Brexit affected Asia to UK shipping rates?

How has Brexit affected Asia to UK shipping rates?

While most of the focus of Brexit has been on the impact it has had…
April 20, 2022
Everything you need to know about Bill of Lading

Everything you need to know about Bill of Lading

By necessity, international shipping involves substantial amounts of documentation. One key part of this paperwork…
April 19, 2022
Everything you need to know about Bill of Lading

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Freight Forwarder

If your business trades overseas then there are a range of logistical issues that you…
April 19, 2022
What’s the difference between a freight forwarder and a freight broker?

What’s the difference between a freight forwarder and a freight broker?

The terms freight forwarder and freight broker are often used interchangeably whenever anyone is transporting…
April 18, 2022
What is a freight forwarder responsible for?

What is a freight forwarder responsible for?

Freight forwarders are a critical, but often unsung, part of international trade and commerce. They…
April 17, 2022
Shipping To The USA

Shipping To The USA

The markets between the UK and the USA are long standing and well-developed. As a…
April 15, 2022
Freight forwarder vs courier: What’s the difference?

Freight forwarder vs courier: What’s the difference?

There are a number of different ways that goods can be transported from one place…
April 14, 2022
Shipping from China to the UK

Shipping from China to the UK

China is one of the world’s biggest economies and produces vast amounts of goods for…
April 13, 2022
Freight agent, freight forwarder and freight broker: What’s the difference?

Freight agent, freight forwarder and freight broker: What’s the difference?

Moving freight is a complex process that involves high degrees of logistical expertise as well…
April 12, 2022
Shipping by air vs shipping by sea

Shipping by air vs shipping by sea

When transporting products across the globe, one of the key decisions you have to make…
April 4, 2022