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British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

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.

Beyond Europe: Embracing exports the world over

Our new research shows leading British businesses are embracing new international markets as they look to exploit growing export opportunities. The Spring 2021 edition of our Trade Barometer research shows that British expo...

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Government publishes latest plans for cross-border trade

Businesses operating across the sector see overcoming bureaucracy as the biggest challenge when trading internationally, as highlighted in our latest Trade Barometer report, which was published in early October. Nearly two-...

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Making trusted connections to secure international growth

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

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Automotive warns of the high price of ‘no deal’

The automotive sector -- perhaps more than any other industry -- is desperate to see the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the European Union for a new trade agreement to come into force at the end of the post-...

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Help and advice for chemicals businesses

The complexities of customs arrangements can be challenging -- particularly in the chemicals sector, which depends on numerous imports and exports as products are manufacturers and during their subsequent lifecycle. In thi...

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Santander launches Life Sciences Week

The complexities of customs arrangements can be challenging -- particularly in the chemicals sector, which depends on numerous imports and exports as products are manufacturers and during their subsequent lifecycle. We ope...

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Aircraft sector waits for Covid-19 to pass

Santander's Life Sciences Week initiative offered the chance to support businesses in the sector with a series of webinars and sessions focusing on challenges and opportunities. The commercial aircraft sector has been par...

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Retail & Wholesale: Trade Barometer research highlights international opportunities

Aerospace manufacturing grew 0.7% in August but was still down by 27.7% over the six months from February, new data from ADS shows.

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Transport & Logistics: Trade Barometer report puts focus on international opportunities

Santander has launched its fourth annual Trade Barometer report, charting the sentiment and attitudes of UK businesses with a specific focus on international trade. The research found that while the impact of coronavirus ha...

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China - UK Relations and Business Sentiments

Written by the CBBC with reference to the latest Santander Trade Barometer findings. The UK's relationship with China has come to the forefront of the national debate this year, thanks to the confluence of several major n...

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British businesses look beyond Brexit to international trade opportunities

While Brexit continues to pose significant headaches for UK businesses, many are also keen to focus on the opportunities ahead for increased global trade, new Santander research shows. Indeed, Santander's fourth annual Tr...