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International Trade News
20 November 2017
Saudi Regulatory Update: SASO EER Registration for Electrical and Electronic Products »
Important SASO update for manufacturers and exporters/importers of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washing mach...
26 October 2017
Croissant shortage set to hit France this winter »
France is facing a croissant crisis with bakers, farmers and food-producers all voicing significant concern over a butter...
24 October 2017
Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge »
Google has partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the WTO to launch a video competition inviting m...
24 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tributes paid to exporting titan Mike Strawson »
Mike Strawson presenting the 'Mike Strawson Award for the Highest Mark in the Practical Global Trading module of the Level...
12 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest EIA survey shows uncertainty of Brexit is affecting future planning and investment »
EIA President, Sir Ron Halstead, attended a Bank of England meeting on 28 September 2017 and presented the results of...
29 September 2017
Happy International Translation Day! »
September 30 is International Translation Day – a significant day in all our calendars for sure. It’s certainly a day for...
19 September 2017
UK Export Finance doubles export credit for Pakistan »
Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands has announced that the UK government will give an additional £200 million “...
07 September 2017
Growing wine exports could give Global Britain some sparkle »
Much has been written about the booming growth of the English wine market, but it’s only now that exports in the industry...
04 September 2017
Continuing growth in UK manufacturing looks to be sustainable »
There was more encouraging news for the UK’s manufacturing sector last month after the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ i...
30 August 2017
PM May in talks with Japan - copycat deal on the table? »
As part of her visit to Japan, Prime Minister Theresa May is holding talks with Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe with the view to set...
24 August 2017
Food and drink industry issues warning over importance of EU workers' rights to stay »
Despite an overall positive year for the food and drink industry in terms of exports – with exports up 8.5% this year fr...
18 August 2017
Sales of craft beer to South Korea boost food and drink exports »
  Sales of craft beers to South Korea helped UK food and drink exports reach £10bn in the first six months of 2017...
15 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government releases Brexit positioning paper – our Director General responds on BBC »
The government today released a Brexit positioning paper making clear some of its stances regarding what it hopes to achie...
15 August 2017
Closed for business? Not the UK! New Customs Visions for EU-UK Trade unveiled today »
  Article by Arne Mielken, Young President, IOE&IT Following months of speculation regarding the UK’s...
15 August 2017
UK and China sign £200m pork export deal »
  The UK has signed a new export deal with China to supply pork products. Food manufacturers are set to benefit...
10 August 2017
New trade deficit figures fail to show export currency boost »
The UK trade deficit - Photograph: ONS In the year since the UK voted to leave the EU last summer, many have predic...
10 August 2017
Extended enforcement powers and updated guidance on financial sanctions »
From 8th August, the Government has extended powers to act against those who don’t report information required under ...
07 August 2017
Sanctions on North Korea to ban $1bn of exports »
On Saturday (5th August) the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea which inclu...
04 August 2017
Government will seek to reduce export tariffs on unique Scottish produce »
The UK government is seeking to reduce the high tariffs imposed on the overseas sales of unique Scottish pr...
04 August 2017
UKEF to offer export support through partnership with high street banks »
  UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK's export credit agency,  will partner with five of the UK’s biggest...
01 August 2017
Export finance doubling for trade with Peru »
UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, is doubling its support for UK trade with Peru to at least £4 bil...
31 July 2017
Post-Brexit customs chaos could cost UK economy billions »
A new report from Europe-wide consultancy Oxera has claimed that post-Brexit customs chaos could cost the UK economy mor...
27 July 2017
A tale of things to come: red lines, details and chickens »
Though no official talks can begin between the UK and the US around a potential new free trade agreement until the UK has...
19 July 2017
Boost for UK cod fisheries with 'blue tick' of sustainability »
The UK’s fisheries have been boosted by the news that North Sea cod populations are now sustainable, meaning domestic and...
18 July 2017
UK business confidence at 6 year low »
The Guardian has reported forecasts for weaker economic performance for the UK by two major groups. Reports from IHS Mark...
14 July 2017
Southampton Port set for record export year »
Southampton Port is set for a record export year with 950,000 vehicles to pass through its docks, a six per cent increase...
06 July 2017
Japan and EU on course for historic trade deal »
The EU and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without...
20 June 2017
UK exporters outperform EU counterparts for fifth consecutive quarter »
Q2 data released by accountants BDO earlier this week has shown that UK export growth has now outperformed that of Fr...
19 June 2017
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade »
World trade can often turn sour, but when it comes to lemons, sour is probably a good thing. On a particularly sour note f...
16 June 2017
HSBC announces new £10bn fund to help SMEs export »
  HSBC has launched a £10bn lending fund specifically aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK....
15 June 2017
UK retail sales volumes fall showing growing importance of exporting for the sector »
  Retail sales volumes have taken a dive in the UK following fears that higher import costs are now hitting the...
15 June 2017
Indian spice exports hit record high »
  Exports of Indian spices and spice products have surpassed all previous export records and surged to a record hi...
12 June 2017
British exports hit record high »
  Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that British exports hit a record high betwe...
09 June 2017
Survey shows 'Brand Britain' is still strong »
A study by online auction site eBay has shown an increase in overseas consumers looking to buy British, compared with twel...
31 May 2017
Leap in salmon exports fuels promising growth for the food and drink sector »
Exports in the food and drink sector have gone up in leaps and bounds so far this year – partly due to a jump in...

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