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IOE backs SME mission to boost trading links with the USA

New York, Exporting

In an exciting new initiative, the Institute of Export is collaborating with Enterprise Nation, the champion of small business, to help SMEs move into the US market.

Enterprise Nation’s Go Global: The Mission will take 60 small business owners to New York on a two day trip from September 25, designed to see what export opportunities are available across the pond. Those taking part will enjoy a special incentive to access IOE expertise and advice through Business Membership.

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Managing customs compliance to ensure a good night’s sleep

Customs, Institute of Export

Most businesses dealing in international trade will be aware of the need to comply with customs regulations, whether they are exporting or importing.

For many companies this is seen as a necessary evil, and a subject which can cause concern and alarm. In the 2014 International Trade Survey, undertaken by the Institute of Export in conjunction with Trade & Export Finance Ltd (TAEFL), around 7% of businesses identified “taxation and tariffs” as a factor which might prevent them from exporting or developing overseas markets; a further 14% identified “Compliance with overseas regulations” as a factor.

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Exporting to Russia – the issues faced by UK exporters

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By Mike Josypenko – IOE Director of Special Projects and Anthony Griffiths M.I.Ex, IOTL, Partner at Strong & Herd LLP

EU economic sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, are a major cause of concern for British companies.

This latest round of penalties, believed to be the worst between the West and Moscow since the Cold War, are targeting the country’s oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.

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Queen’s Award powers procurement and export specialist to new heights

Gapuma, Institute of Export

In the countdown to the IOE’s third Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade Gala dinner on September 24, it’s tremendous to hear about the powerful success stories of the winning companies.

One such example is procurement and export specialist Gapuma which operates out of offices across four continents and secured the esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013 for its outstanding achievement in International Trade.

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Institute of Export training to boost maritime industry skills


The Institute of Export’s (IOE) internationally accredited courses are to be to be taught at the Port Academy Liverpool, as part of a drive to increase careers in the maritime industry.

The IOE’s International Trade and Logistics Operations and the Young International Trader will both be on the curriculum at the new academy, which will specialise in port operations and maritime logistics training when it opens in September.

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Exporting is leap of faith for mid-market companies

Exporting, Leap of faith

By Ian Taylor MIEx, chair of the Institute of Export

It was encouraging to hear at a recent roundtable discussion that mid-market companies are hugely optimistic for future growth after surviving one of the worst recessions in history.

I was privileged to be part of the event organised by GE Capital and Reform to discuss the contribution of the mid-market businesses to the economy; the reasons behind their success and the barriers to their growth.

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Queen’s Awards Gala dinner celebrates growing appetite for international trade

Institute of Export, Lesley Batchelor OBE, Henning Wehn, Ian Taylor, Jim Davis, Lord Empey OBE

The third Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade Gala dinner this September will celebrate the success of more than 100 British businesses commended for outstanding achievement in international trade.

The prestigious event, organised by the Institute of Export (IOE), takes place at London’s historic Clothworkers’ Hall on September 24 and is supported by Amber Road – a leader in global trade management software, which also sponsored last year’s dinner and HSBC.

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Yorkshire businesses urged to continue EU membership

Chamber International, Lesley Batchelor OBE

It is vital that the UK stay within the EU if government targets to raise the level of exports to £1 trillion by 2020 are to be met.

This was the message from our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE,who gave a keynote speech at an event entitled ‘We are International’, organised by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) together with international trade specialists Chamber International, UKTI Yorkshire and Humber, Enterprise Europe Yorkshire, MY Export Hub and Yorkshire Universities.

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IOE calls for exporting to be taken seriously at high profile event

Exporting for Growth Seminar logo web format

The Institute of Export made a strong call for international trade to be embedded into businesses psyche at a high profile event where speakers included Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

IOE Director General Lesley Batchelor OBE presented at the prestigious Exporting for Growth seminar organised by The Spectator and BAE Systems to debate how the UK can boost its position in world commerce.

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