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Free trade deal: Australia – UK

This morning, a free trade deal was agreed between the UK and Australia in support of growing trade between the two nations beyond the current trade volume worth £14bn.

Today’s announcement marks the first major post-Brexit free trade agreement the UK has struck.

The free trade agreement will provide opportunity for both nations to increase exports and grow businesses while benefiting from removed tariffs. The food and drink (including confectionery), car and machinery/manufacturing as well as agricultural sectors are just some of the main industries which both governments hope to see benefit from the agreement. 

With trade expected to pick up, and while this trade lane has seen increasing pressure as a result of the congestion and disruption in Yantian and Singapore (more on this here), with Asia being a common transhipment location for Australia-destined cargo or stop off point for the vessels calling Australia from the UK, please make sure to contact one of our dedicated Australasia team members to discuss supply chain opportunities to make use of the free trade deal.

Thanks to our 2 decades’ experience building effective supply chain solutions into and out of Australia and our close relationship with one of Australia’s leading independent freight forwarders spanning 10 years, we deliver:

  • Weekly FCL sailings to Australia on both direct and indirect sailings
  • Weekly LCL services to all major Australian ports
  • Project Cargo and Out of gauge services
  • Food & Beverage specialist services between UK & Australia
  • Daily air express services or weekly consolidation service into main Australia airports

For more information, contact our team here.

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