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Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

Our new research shows UK businesses that are active on the international stage have proved more resilient amid the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our new research has found that the coronavirus pandemic has only served to increase the importance of international trade.

Indeed, 40% of businesses say that dealing with bureaucracy in international markets is a major challenge, while the same proportion expect post-Brexit regulatory changes to also pose problems.

These issues even outweigh the obstacles posed by the coronavirus pandemic, which 38% of firms say is a current barrier to international trade.

The Trade Barometer reveals details of the specific difficulties that businesses face when it comes to red tape linked to their international operations.

For UK businesses seeking to build international sales, forging strong connections with customers and partners in overseas markets is amongst their most crucial challenges.

Santander has launched its fourth annual Trade Barometer report, charting the sentiment and attitudes of UK businesses with a specific focus on international trade.

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