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International Trade News
18 April 2018
Exports of UK services on the rise »
U K exports in services are on the rise, with the latest batch of ONS statistics showing healthy growth. For the whole...
17 April 2018
Small business confidence hits its highest level since 2015 »
Article by:  Bibby Financial Services  (corporate members) Confidence among the UK’s smallest companies has...
06 April 2018
Yorkshire green energy firm first to benefit from government's new finance offer »
To enhance its support for UK exports, government agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) has expanded eligibility for government-...
23 March 2018
Trade war fears following US plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products »
Stock markets have been hit by fears that US President Trump's plan to impose a 25 per cent tariff on up to $60bn of annua...
20 March 2018
Government invites business input into export strategy »
Following extensive engagement with businesses across the country, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Expo...
19 March 2018
EIA survey - Brexit uncertainty still a factor as business confidence remains the same »
Sir Ronald Halstead, President of the Engineering Industries Association (EIA), attended the Bank of England meeting...
16 March 2018
US Launches WTO Challenge Against Indian Export Subsidies »
The USA has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organisation against India's export subsidy programmes, arguing that t...
09 March 2018
UK Government supports export of Bombardier aircraft made in Northern Ireland »
Baroness Fairhead announces financing from UK Export Finance , the UK’s export credit agency, for the sale of C Series ai...
09 March 2018
Scottish export growth fastest in the UK »
  Figures released by HM Revenue and Customs have shown that Scotland's exports grew by nearly a fifth in 2017, ma...
07 March 2018
Catch Of The Day: Ulster SME sells multi million pound aquarium to Bahrain with UKEF support »
  Ulster-based ELSS Engineering won a multi-million dollar contract to build a 17 metre-high shark and fish aquari...
07 March 2018
World trade goes on as TPP is signed in Chile »
The Trans Pacific Trade deal is set to be signed by 11 nations tomorrow in a ceremony in Chile - though a 12 th nation...
07 March 2018
Enforcement of SASO OXO-Biodegradable Mark for Degradable Plastic Products »
XDS Solutions, IOE&IT corporate member and expert in export certificates of conformity, has received notification from...
27 February 2018
Saudi ban on UK lamb exports lifted »
UK lamb could be back on the menu in Saudi Arabia as authorities have this week lifted the 20 year long ban on sheep...
26 February 2018
North Sea Ventilation Ltd secure new Nigeria contract with UKEF and HSBC support »
  North Sea Ventilation Ltd secured a contract with an existing customer in Nigeria with trade finance support...
20 February 2018
'Open Aid, Open Societies' - DFID launches new transparency agenda »
The Department for International Development (DFID) last week set out a new ‘Transparency Agenda’ to strengthen the UK’s a...
14 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record breaking level of UK food and drink exports in 2017 »
Figures released by Defra earlier this week have shown that overseas sales of UK food and drink continued to soar last yea...
06 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Export Finance announces three new appointments to support UK’s export ambitions »
UK Export Finance (UKEF) has appointed Richard Simon-Lewis as its new Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing and...
01 February 2018
PM May sets up joint trade and investment review with China »
PM Theresa May and Dr Liam Fox have visited China this week in an effort to sketch out a vision for the future of UK-China...
31 January 2018
GE Global Services UK secure landmark turbine contract in Iraq with UKEF support »
GE Global Services UK has secured a significant contract with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to upgrade and repair ex...
29 January 2018
Companies not yet seeing relationships with European partners affected by Brexit »
Mike Josypenko – our Director of Special Projects – was recently on the panel for the webinar on ‘What exporters need to k...
29 January 2018
Have your say about international trade »
The Department for International Trade has begun publishing a list  of the countries the International Trade Secretar...
24 January 2018
Small businesses set to ramp up investment as confidence edges back »
  Article by:  Bibby Financial Services  (corporate members) UK SMEs are planning to increase i...
23 January 2018
New restrictions on surveillance equipment exports »
  Earlier this week the European Parliament voted to tighten export controls restricting the supply of surveillanc...
23 January 2018
Export Awards Finalists Announced »
Congratulations to the companies from across the North of England who have made the final shortlist for this year's PD Por...
19 January 2018
Understand Water Efficiency Labelling for Saudi Arabia »
As of January 1st 2018, the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) has begun enforcement of new Water Efficiency Regu...
16 January 2018
Midsized firms favour a Canada or Norway model for Brexit »
A YouGov poll for the accountancy firm RSM has found that midsized British businesses want a Brexit that leaves the UK wit...
12 January 2018
UK doubles export credit for India »
The UK government yesterday announced the doubling of its national credit support for UK businesses exporting to Indi...
10 January 2018
Narrowing trade deficit driven by increasing exports to non-EU markets »
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today released figures for the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services for the t...
08 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEF release 2018 Executive Survey results »
EEF – the UK’s major manufacturing body – today released its Executive Survey results for 2018 , indicating expectations...
02 January 2018
Nominations now open for the Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2018 »
You have just a few days left to submit your nominations for The Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2018! This year the...
02 January 2018
Dr Liam Fox and David Davis cast predictions for the year ahead in UK exporting »
  The Secretaries of State for International Trade and Exiting the EU have both commented on a pivotal year ahead...
21 December 2017
UK tops Forbes' Best Countries For Business 2018 »
Despite on-going uncertainty around Brexit, the UK has topped Forbes’ 12th annual survey of the Best Countries f...
21 December 2017
UK makes over a billion pounds of trade deals with China »
Around £1.4 billion worth of commercial deals, an agreement to accelerate the final preparations for the London-Shanghai S...
21 December 2017
Port of Tilbury looks to expand »
The Port of Tilbury, London's major port, has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to the P...
19 December 2017
Nigeria Update: Containerised cargo must be palletised »
  From the 1st January 2018, all containerised cargo destined for import into Nigeria must be palletised. IOE&...

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