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International Trade News
10 hours ago
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...
23 May 2017
Only one in four Scottish SMEs exporting outside of UK »
  A YouGov survey released today has shown that Scottish SMEs are failing to tap into export opportunities with&...
22 May 2017
South Korea exports record fastest Q1 growth »
  Latest figures form the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have shown that South Korea's exports recorded the fast...
22 May 2017
EU Law set to tighten up weight controls on full load movements »
  Article by Mike Josypenko, IOE&IT Senior Director of Special Projects A new piece of EU legislation i...
11 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bank of England cuts growth forecast for 2017 »
The Bank of England has cut back its UK growth forecast for the year in a sign that the weakening pound and stalling incom...
10 May 2017
Research shows 1.5 million UK SMEs make trades worth £78 billion every month »
  New research by IOE&IT corporate member  WorldFirst shows that more than 1.5 million of the UK's SME...
08 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diverse range of speakers at Going Global this May »
This May’s Going Global Live is almost upon us but what is particularly eye catching about the upcoming iteration is...
05 May 2017
Financial services giant voices concern about uncertainty caused by disruptive Brexit talks »
London’s financial service companies continue to voice concern about the risks of the Brexit process. In an interview wit...
03 May 2017
Bristol Port offering a new shipping service to the USA »
  Scandinavian Shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen has launched a new shipping service to the USA from Royal Por...
03 May 2017
Survey shows new businesses struggle to start exporting »
The  International Business and Economics Research Group  (IBERG) at Sheffield Hallam University has analysed da...
26 April 2017
CBI survey shows strong growth for UK exports »
The latest quarterly Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Industrial Trends Survey has shown that the UK's manufactur...
24 April 2017
Boost your business with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise »
The Institute would like to congratulate the wealth of Queen’s Award’s winners this year and to urge our members, partners...
24 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMF drops pledge to fight protectionism »
The IMF and World Bank have dropped a pledge to fight trade protectionism in a move that many will see as a ‘sign of the...
21 April 2017
Japan's imports and exports surge »
  Japanese exports rose 12% in March, the fastest rate in more than two years, while imports jumped...
20 April 2017
IMF raises growth predictions amidst protectionism fears »
The International Monetary Fund has raised its global growth forecast for this year but also warned protectionist policies...
18 April 2017
Brewer scoops top prize in Open to Export’s food and drink sector competition »
Salford-based First Chop Brewing Arm – a brewer of gluten-free craft beer that exports to Italy – is savouring the sweet t...
12 April 2017
The Institute to support unmissable Going Global Live once again »
We are thrilled to be once again partnering Going Global Live , held May 17 th and 18 th at ExCel, where our direct...
10 April 2017
First freight train from UK to China departs today »
The first rail freight service direct from the UK to China will depart on a 7,500-mile journey from Essex today. T...
10 April 2017
Derby music and tech pioneer scoops top prize in national export competition »
Derby-based four three six – which fuses designer clothing with downloadable music to create ‘wearable releases’ – has hit...
06 April 2017
New support for UK businesses in Argentina »
The UK government has announced it is re-introducing export credit financial support for UK businesses looking to trade wi...
06 April 2017
UK doubles export credit for Uganda »
  The UK has announced it has doubled its export credit for Uganda-destined British companies from...
06 April 2017
Barclays breakfast meeting discusses Brexit and Beyond »
With Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50 last week, formally notifying the European Council of its decision t...
04 April 2017
Clavering knitwear label has national export competition sewn up »
Broadening export horizons: Open to Export CEO, Lesley Batchelor OBE, fifth from right, presents Genevieve Sweeney ,...

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