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Unlocking Growth: How the UK-Singapore Trade Agreement Benefits SMEs

Trade agreement

The UK-Singapore Trade Agreement represents a significant milestone in fostering collaboration and opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both the UK and Singapore. This agreement is not solely about catering to large corporations; it’s about creating an environment where SMEs, which form the backbone of our economies, can thrive and innovate. Historical Background […]

How a Customs Broker Can Help Your Import/Export Business

Customs brokers

For businesses that rely on international trade, a broker would be a great help when navigating the complexities of regulations, paperwork and logistical hurdles surrounding the task of importing and exporting goods. A customs broker is a licensed professional that specialises in streamlining cross-border transactions whilst ensuring that all operations are compliant. Using a customs […]

What Is FOB Pricing And How Does It Work?

What is FOB pricing, and how does it work?

If you’re a business owner or an aspiring business owner that’s involved in import and export, one of the concepts that you need to have a thorough understanding of is FOB. FOB stands for Free On Board, and it is a common Incoterm that is used freely when negotiating the cost of importing goods to […]

How To Import Stock Into The UK For Your Business

How to Import Stock into the UK for your Business

Knowing how to import stock into the UK for your business can be difficult and time-consuming. It’s important to have the right knowledge and approvals in order to make this process as smooth as possible. Brexit has only further complicated matters and added even more steps to the importation procedures that your business must follow. […]

Why governments intervene in international trade

Why governments intervene in international trade

Free trade among different countries offers many benefits in terms of business opportunities for the individual, building international relations, as well as economic growth for entire economies. So why would governments intervene by creating barriers, tariffs, and other obstructions to international trade? This is a topic that has many nuances and differs greatly from country […]