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Trading and exporting

Discover articles, research and videos on a range of topics to help your import and export business including information on trade and working capital, supplier finance, cash flow management, new markets and global trade.

November 2018

Superstar exporters are the engines of national exports in many countries. While businesses look to expand operations internationally, there is much to be gained through analysing patterns of global exporters and the barriers for diversification.

September 2018

Local authorities across the country are constantly striving to find innovative ways to save money and increase efficiency.

August 2018

This series of Trade & Working Capital webinars covers topics of interest to exporters.

August 2018

With Trade Wars in headline news, it is vital to understand how the landscape is shifting in order to adapt and mitigate potential risks.

July 2018

How can businesses uncover both the bright opportunities and the hidden risks associated with exporting goods and services to overseas markets?

July 2018

A series of Podcasts discussing the strategies, innovations, challenges and opportunities in international trade.

April 2018

AEO provides a platform as an internationally recognised mark of quality that certifies that an organisation has a secure and compliant international supply chain.

February 2018

With UK exports to the US having risen by more than 26% since 2011 and UK exports to China increasing by nine-fold between 1999 and 2015, Brand Britain explores the value behind the “Made in Britain” brand.

July 2017

Exporting can achieve growth and diversify a business’s customer base. Our publication discusses some of the markets that may provide opportunity, as well as solutions and support that businesses can consider when planning their export strategy.

January 2017

In an environment with an ever-shifting backdrop and many unknowns, our article looks at what we do know about the economic and trade landscape post-Brexit, and explores some of the tools and support available for corporates involved in international trade.

November 2016

Our cultural closeness to the US offers opportunity for UK corporates considering trading with new markets says Andrew Holmes from Barclays in New York. We explore why your business might ‘Go West’.

November 2016

Expanding into new markets has many challenges. Hear from our commentators about how you can plan for and manage the risks to achieve success.

October 2016

UK businesses are prioritising the management of their supply chains in order to protect profit margins. Our webinar discusses the findings from the recent Barclays survey into Retail supply chains as well as looking at some key market trends.

September 2016

With the Brexit decision comes the chance to explore new markets for exports and internal investment. Find out why the Chinese opportunity could be a big one.

China Shanghai skyline at dusk. Link to article about trading with China

September 2016

Trade finance is going through a revolution. New technologies and innovative companies are energising traditional players, transforming their offerings and pulling trade into the 21st century. Barclays is at the forefront of developments in using blockchain technology to transform trade transactions.

Image of a ship.

June 2016

Supplier Finance is designed to provide greater transparency between corporates and their supply chain, allowing for better cash flow management, efficient procurement practices and more harmonious relationships.

The partnership between Barclays and platform provider PrimeRevenue has combined Barclays’ expertise in financing for corporates with some of the market’s leading technology.

April 2016

Identifying and managing risk is important when exploring international opportunities. We look at buyer and supplier risk and some of the solutions and support available to corporates who are planning to move into new export markets.

Image of machinery exported to Africa.

April 2016

The expertise and finance required to make that first move into overseas markets can seem daunting with a number of challenges to be faced. As the saying goes, “An export isn’t an export until you’ve been paid”. But there is plenty of support available to help you put the right foundations in place.

Two people preparing a cargo for export.