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What stops British businesses really going for it on the international stage? Very often, it is fear of the unknown: those businesses that have yet to start selling overseas aren’t sure where to start, fear they’ll be tripped up by unforeseen pitfalls, or simply lack the confidence to tackle export markets.

Dubai is expected to receive 20 million visitors in 2020, compared to the current 16 million and retail sales are expected to see 5.6% average growth between 2018 and 2021, according to a new Dubai Chamber study released in May 2018.

In conjunction with China-Britain Business Council, we took 11 maternity, children and baby product suppliers on a trade mission to Shanghai.

UK companies are optimistic about the future. But, as our latest Trade Barometer research shows, it is those businesses with international aspirations that are most likely to take a positive view.

The home of the United States’ life sciences industry, Cambridge, Massachusetts, played host to twenty of the UK’s leading firms in the sector in June as part of our latest trade mission.

Confidence among British businesses – in particular, those with international exposure – has grown over the last three months, although businesses remain anxious about the threats posed by a sluggish domestic economy and Brexit negotiations.

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