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Shipping costs ‘put off small exporters’

[ May 11, 2018   //   ]

Many smaller firms said that the costs of shipping abroad are too high, or that they don’t have an accurate picture of their costs, 40% said they found it difficult to understand documentation requirements and 39% said their cargo has been held up in customs or lost in transit (27%), according to according to new research from online forwarding company, Shipa Freight.  

However, the survey also found that small and medium-size businesses are increasingly looking to cross-border trade for growth, seeing technology as a way past obstacles in shipping and compliance.  

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