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Press Activity

A round up of the most recent press activity featuring comment from the Institute:

 


Production Engineering Solutions - 9th February2017

Trading places. International trade is a thorny subject at the moment. Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, new trade agreements will need to be nurtured as Brexit kicks in and the Government invokes Article 50.

Arguably, exporting is now more important than ever for manufacturing companies, but where do you start? Dave Tudor spoke to Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT).

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BBC Parliament - 7th February 2017

Select Committees: Live coverage of the International Trade Committee's session on UK trade options beyond 2019 with evidence from Lord Jones of Birmingham, former trade minister and Lesley Batchelor OBE.

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Lawyer Monthly - January 2017

Brexit, Protectionism and Trade Agreements. This month, we speak with Lesley Batchelor OBE, the Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade. She sheds light on what to expect in the trading world and how businesses can stay on top of all these changes.

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Credit Management - January 2017

What's In Store? Lesley Batchelor FCICM looks at what could lay ahead in 2017 for international business.

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Calls for more exports by Cambridgeshire food producers

17:48 Director general Lesley Batchelor says while Cambridgeshire remains a largely agricultural county, there is a "huge gap" in the number of exports by small producers. 

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'Our growth is at stake': business community reacts to hard Brexit

Theresa May is only at the start of discussions about trade, immigration and investment. We speak to a number of experts about what happens next.

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Looking forward to 2017

Each year Business Link magazine devotes its January issue to predicting what challenges the year ahead might hold. Once again we have selected a panel of experts in their respective fields offering their views on what they feel could unfold over the months ahead...

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Brexit: UK's WTO status 'could be blocked over territorial disputes'

Countries with which he UK has territorial disputes - such as Argentina and Spain - could use the opportunity to force compromise on other issues, the Institute of Export has warned...

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Credit Management - December 2016

Messy Business. What is a trade agreement? Lesley Batchelor FCICM OBE explains the different options open to the UK post-Brexit.

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Trading Blows

Britain’s post-Brexit future could be scuppered as countries that hold a grudge against us block WTO access. Experts have warned sore states that have petty territorial disputes with Britain may try to veto a new agreement between the UK and the World Trade Organisation.

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Credit Management - November 2016

Globalisation - a greater good? Does globalisation harm developing countries? Lesley Batchelor OBE believes openness to international markets spurs innovation and investment.

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BBC Breakfast - 10th November 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to talk about trade implications of a Trump presidency.

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BBC Radio 4 - 7th November 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to talk about global trade.

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Freight Industry Times - October 2016

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the Institute of Export, discusses whether protectionism is rearing its ugly head again.

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BBC Breakfast - 20th October 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to Teesport for a report on global trade. The report looked at globalisation and how trade has affected the UK and in particular Teesside in recent years, analysing the challenges industries are facing and the success stories.

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Credit Management - October 2016

Old Problems, New Tricks. Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the
Institute of Export examines what the rise of protectionism
means for British exporters.

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Brexit: what does it mean for online retailers?

With currency fluctuations and the potential burden of tariffs and taxes, etailers worry that leaving the EU will come at an almighty cost.

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Blimey! The Brexit is upon us - Here's everything you need to know

The New York Daily News asked 'What the bloody hell is going to happen now that British voters have decided to leave the European Union?'

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What does Europe post Brexit mean for exporters?

As the dust settles following the referendum vote, Lesley Batchelor OBE – director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), who has shaped policy and decision making at the highest levels – can offer expert comment on what it will mean for British SMEs and what they must do to prepare for exporting post-Brexit...

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What would Brexit mean for UK trade deals?

As part of the EU we benefit from many trade agreements. But if we voted out in the referendum what might the negotiations look like? Our panel discuss.

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EU referendum: how would Brexit change VAT and import duties?

Our experts weigh up the possible scenarios for a UK shoe company importing from Spain.

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Small businesses that trade online are more likely to export

The vast majority of small businesses selling on eBay sold their goods abroad last year, the marketplace has revealed.

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‘Disappointing’ trade figures cast doubt on UK export strategy

Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export, tells Trade and Export Finance news (TXF): “The figures are quite worrying, but UKTI are changing how they do things - they are going back to the market for ideas."

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