International Trade

Articles, news and advice for SME owners and managers on the topic of International Trade.

International Business

The UK-Australia trade deal and what it means for small business

Boris Johnson has announced a provisional trade deal – an agreement in principle – with Australia. Here's what small businesses need to know

International Business

Doing business abroad: The top 3 countries for international expansion

This year may be the right time to expand your small business – here are three countries to keep on your radar.

Accounts & Tax

SMEs hit by new UK transfer pricing rules

SMEs are generally exempt from UK transfer pricing but new rules will in effect extend the UK transfer pricing rules to SMEs. Batanayi Katongera at MHA MacIntyre Hudson explains.

Business management

How to protect your profits from currency volatility

Neil Graham, former UK MD at Travelex Global Business Payments, looks at how firms can reduce exposure to FX volatility.


UK SMEs plan to boost European sales despite Brexit uncertainty

Small businesses are keen to boost sales in Europe, despite uncertainties around Britain's upcoming departure from the EU.

Export & Import

Brave New World: Preparing for international trade after Brexit

Jake Trask, FX research director at OFX, examines how businesses can prepare for international trade after Brexit.


Brexit has UK SMEs looking to Hong Kong for global growth

Young entrepreneurs with less confidence in Europe most likely to have traded with Hong Kong or China in the last year.

Legal advice

Why you shouldn’t underestimate threat of kidnap and ransom

With a rise in the number of kidnap cases across the globe, we look at why businesses need to do more to protect their employees and their business.


International trade takes a tumble for UK SMEs

International trading for British SMEs falls to an all time low of just 28 per cent moving into the second quarter of 2017.

Finding and selling to customers

What are the opportunities of expanding your business to the US today?

Here’s a breakdown of the kind of opportunities businesses have the potential to enjoy by expanding to the US.


2017 to be a good year for SMEs that trade internationally

2017 could be the year for SMEs to take advantage of international trading as most businesses report growth over last year.


British SMEs boost overseas turnover despite shadow of Brexit

Mid-sized businesses boost overseas turnover by 50 per cent in last five years while large and small businesses falter.

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business