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How to Export Goods to Portugal in 2021

How to Export Goods to Portugal in 2021

With the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that ‘Brexit’ is still very much on the agenda. On the first of January 2021, the UK will no longer be party to the European free trade agreement. So, what does that mean for...

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Germany’s Biggest Exports

Germany’s Biggest Exports

Known as the superpower of Europe, Germany is the UK's second largest export market for goods and services. And was the UK’s second largest trading partner in 2019, accounting for more than 10% of all UK trade. In the typical year, Germany exports more than £78...

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Spain’s Biggest Exports

Spain’s Biggest Exports

Spain is currently the UK’s 7th most important trading partner. In an average year, the UK will purchase £31,302 million of goods from Spain and export a further £16,115 million to Spanish markets. For a British import/export specialist, Spain presents an attractive...

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Italy’s Biggest Exports

Italy’s Biggest Exports

Whether you’re looking to start an import/export business, or seeking a new territory to work with, it can be handy to know a little about what other people are doing and what your intended market is known for. As one of the UK’s major trading partners, Italy holds a...

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5 Important Steps for Preparing Your Freight for Customs

5 Important Steps for Preparing Your Freight for Customs

Whether you’re sending freight to Italy, Spain, Portugal or China, the one hurdle you will always need to confront is customs. It is a compulsory part of shipping goods from one country to another. Both export and import and clearance are essential if you wish to send...

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New Look, New Website, Same Incredible Service

New Look, New Website, Same Incredible Service

Hey there, notice something different? Oh, why thank you. You’re too kind! We’ve had a bit of a revamp here at Plexus. But while the website is vastly improved with a whole new level of functionality, we’d like to reassure you that the service you’ve come to rely on...

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Five Tips to Reduce Your Freighting Overheads

Five Tips to Reduce Your Freighting Overheads

With the combined forces of Brexit and Covid-19, 2020 has been a difficult year for UK business. While in some sectors demand is high, supply, staffing and restrictions have placed a significant financial burden on many SMEs. There is a very real need to re-evaluate...

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Covid-19: Can I still Ship Freight Overseas

Covid-19: Can I still Ship Freight Overseas

As the impact of Covid-19 continues to grow, the entire landscape of the UK – of the global – economy is changing. A huge number of restrictions are in place. And it can be difficult to keep track of what is and isn’t allowed. But while many businesses are strongly...

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How is Coronavirus Affecting Logistics and Shipping?

How is Coronavirus Affecting Logistics and Shipping?

Covid-19 has arguably been one of the most disruptive forces to have emerged for a long time. As if the hanging axe that the health threat poses isn’t bad enough for us all to deal with, it’s having a dramatic impact upon the economy and all forms of business. So, if...

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A UK Exporter’s Guide to Doing Business in Italy

A UK Exporter’s Guide to Doing Business in Italy

Italy is one the UK’s top trading partners. Dealing with almost £11billion of British trade in 2018, it was our ninth largest export market. While figures for Italian-UK imports reached around £21billion. Although the unknown territory of ‘Brexit’ casts a shade of...

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Portugal’s Top Seven Most Valuable Exports

Portugal’s Top Seven Most Valuable Exports

One of the most interesting things about working in the import/export business is that you’ve always got new markets to explore and new products to find. If you’re planning on expanding your business with imports from a new territory next year, it can be helpful to...

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