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Is compliance really that important?

Why RS Components is putting compliance at the top of its agenda Charlie Jenkinson, VP Operational Excellence, RS Components – IOE Corporate Member

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There are numerous trade, product and transport laws and regulations that companies must observe when doing business both locally and internationally. Did you know, for example, that it is illegal to export dual-use goods – commercially available goods that could be used for military purposes – to certain countries without a licence? Or that some electronic devices cannot be sold if they use a material that has been deemed hazardous?

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Exporters invited to take part in IOE Brexit survey to help shape future of International trade

Shaping the future: an insight into IOE members’ survey responses.

Shaping the future: an insight into IOE members’ survey responses.

The Institute of Export is inviting businesses involved in international trade to take part in an IOE Brexit survey and have their say on what they want to see in the UK’s exit strategy.

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Morocco: an unexpected opportunity Cambridge Weight Plan, IOE Corporate Members, share their experience of breaking into the Moroccan market

Ali Cherboub (distributor for Morocco) with Andy Jones, Head of Export at Cambridge Weight Plan

Maximising opportunities: left to right Ali Cherboub (distributor for Morocco) with Andy Jones, Head of Export at Cambridge Weight Plan

As an exporter, Cambridge Weight Plan is always looking for the next opportunity to extend its network of distributors around the world. Most new market development is approached methodically and strategically, but opportunities can also come out of the blue.

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IOE launches series of Post Brexit Planning Workshops

Flags of European Union (flags of different countries eurozone) and United Kingdom, Brexit UK EU referendum concept. placard for text

Following the EU referendum, the Institute is holding a series of Post Brexit Planning Workshops to help you look at the possible impact on your existing exports and imports – both immediately and in the longer term – and to help you plan the next steps to take to spread your risks.

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Brexit statement from the IOE

3 things to help you through this disruptive phase: stay calm, tell your European customers they are important to you and call the Institute of Export.

In these uncertain times we need to remember the true nature of trade and its long term benefits. Business needs clarity and we will endeavor to find that from government as a matter of urgency. As the only professional body representing international traders you can rely on us to find answers, to ensure messages get through and make sure any disconnects are mended.

We will ensure that global trade is at the forefront of government thinking and that our members’ voices are heard in any forthcoming negotiations. If we are to see prosperous economies,  we need Britain to be able to compete in a changing, globalised commercial world.

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