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Weekly Trade Update: 21/09/23

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The importance of trade deals and how to take advantage of them
Calls for SME support to achieve sustainability goals
UK Trade talks in Oman

The importance of trade deals

The importance of trade deals

International trade is fundamental for almost every industry. Trade deals offer SMEs a way to diversify their revenue streams and thrive in an ever-competitive market. In this article, VP of Marketing at DHL Express, Duncan Heron, reviews the importance of trade deals for small businesses, the benefits they bring, as well as some top tips for trading in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Calls for SME support to achieve sustainability goals

Calls for SME support to achieve sustainability goals

With the world on track to meet only 12% of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has called for specific support for SMEs to be able to make climate-positive changes to their operation, while continuing to battle a challenging economic landscape.

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UK trade in Oman

UK trade in Oman

UK Minister for International Trade, Nigel Huddleston, has been in Oman to hold talks with top trade ministers from across the Gulf region. He states, “The potential for what we can achieve together in the years and decades to come is huge.”. The Gulf Cooperation Council is one of the UK’s most important trading partners, with trade growing to £65.2 billion in 2022. A deal could increase UK businesses access to booming markets in the Gulf.

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