The Importance of Packaging Supplies to Exporters

Many companies that export products from the UK overseas require specialised packaging supplies. For example, if the items or substances they deal with are in anyway hazardous, it is crucial they are secured and protected so as to minimise the risks posed to people, property and the environment.

At present, the British government is encouraging more businesses to export their goods.

Earlier this month, it urged firms including Waitrose, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Reckitt Benckiser to further their links to emerging economies. Some of these organisations will require protective packaging to help get their products from A to B safely.

During a recent speech at the London Stock Exchange, Justine Greening, secretary of state for the Department for International Development (DFID), noted that she plans to remove barriers to trade and to help UK companies join the push for development in selected countries. These barriers include tax regimes, the stability of business environments, infrastructure and logistical support.

She stated: “For the first time we will be teaming up with the [Confederation of British Industry], industry and others to see how we can help UK businesses make a difference for developing countries.”

Meanwhile, a DFID spokesman said: “DFID will ramp up work with businesses to remove the hurdles to responsible investment in the developing world.”

Thankfully, it is now easier than ever for exporters to access all the packaging they need. Regardless of what sort of risk their products pose, they should not struggle to find packing that meets all of their requirements.

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