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Post-Brexit Online Trading for Better Opportunities: Study Promises Steady Economic Growth


Although Brexit and the free trade agreement initially disrupted and confused UK-based business operations due to the UK's dominant role in cross-border online distribution and sales with other European countries, things are finally looking up in the long run.

A study published by the Board of Trade stresses the enormous prospects that digital trade provides for increasing UK exports, enhancing economic development and generating high-paying employment across the country.

Without a doubt, online trading provides traders of all backgrounds and levels of experience with access to the world's most prominent financial markets.

Thus, traditional modes of consumer retail are giving way to internet stores and platforms. Feel free to check out the top trending online trading platform list offering the lowest spread, and become a successful shareholder, contributing to the economy.

According to surveys, UK consumers spent more than 250 billion euros on internet goods last year. The report, published by Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, the former Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, reflects these new trends with promises of steady economic growth.

Harnessing the Digital Power

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP stated in a press release that online trading gives enormous prospects for excellent UK firms. That's why they're establishing a global system of next-generation trade agreements to enhance productivity, high-paying employment, and growth across the UK.

Additionally, more UK corporations will be able to sell their creations, top-notch services, and products internationally by establishing digital protectionism on a global scale and advocating for a fair, accessible, and dynamic digital economy.

This study also encouraged the UK to take more action to combat cyber protectionism and prejudice on a global scale, building on the digital accord that the Global Trade Secretary negotiated with the G7 countries last year.

UK's Five-Point Strategy Ensuring Better Online Trading

The UK's Department for International Trade also released a five-point strategy for ensuring an open and equal digital trade environment to support the growth of UK firms and consumers.

Now, customers will have easier access to global markets with a bigger range of more affordable goods and services. Additionally, they will benefit from a safe digital economy that will continue to be supported by the UK's robust data protection laws.

The five-point plan explains how the UK's Department of International Trading will:

● Provide British consumers and companies better access to international digital markets and promote more open digital marketplaces.

● Encourage the open and reliable cross-border flow of data that will keep the UK's strict privacy laws in place while making it easier and less expensive for enterprises that utilise data to do international business.

● Promote business and consumer safety by enhancing copyrights and consumer rights.

● Encourage the creation and use of cutting-edge digital trading solutions that can reduce red tape, turning trading simpler, more affordable, quicker and safer, such as paperless trading, digital immigration processes, and e-contracting.

● Create free trade deals with foreign partners to promote international collaboration on digital commerce, and utilise the G7 chair and WTO seat to pressure nations to widen their markets for such trade. 

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