Doncaster Chamber is touting the associated benefits for South Yorkshire businesses that result from the bilateral trade agreements with both New Zealand and Australia that come into force soon
The provisions of the deals include lifting of tariffs on all UK good exports in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as the cutting of red tape for digital trade and modified rules that will make it easier for British professionals to live and work in either of the two countries.
Dan Fell, Chief Exec of Doncaster Chamber, said: “These deals are a positive step forwards for our economy and Global Britain; our exporters in particular should be very excited, as they stand to gain a lot.
“As a Chamber of Commerce, we always encourage local businesses to expand their trade overseas, so long as it is viable for them. With the domestic market facing challenges, now might be the perfect time for beginners to make that jump.
“Indeed, with the removal of tariffs, simplified customs procedures and no language barriers, Australia and New Zealand — despite being on the other side of the globe — could be the ideal markets for those who want to get into exporting.
“Of course, we recognise that international trade can be highly intimidating for newcomers, on account of the challenges involved in meeting customers, developing overseas distribution networks and complex documentation. That’s why we have a team of expert professionals and strategic partners on hand to help you navigate such complexities and to support you throughout the entire journey.
“This is a positive Free Trade Agreement that signals this country’s commitment to supporting international traders and Brand Britain. There is now a chance for businesses to seize this opportunity to expand their overseas markets. The Chamber is a reliable partner to both business and government when it comes to promoting international trade. We are primed and ready to help companies take advantage of this new opportunity.”
Doncaster Chamber’s international trade services encompass everything from customs declarations, right through to relevant training and export documentation.