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IOE&IT News
30 March 2020
Call for government to include import taxes in COVID-19 deferred payment scheme »
The Institute of Export & International Trade is calling on the government to include import taxes in its COVID-19 mea...
25 March 2020
Training moves online for IOE&IT during the Covid-19 outbreak »
Training courses from the Institute of Export & International Trade are now being conducted online, giving businesses...
23 March 2020
Free webinar to advise businesses how to mitigate impact of Covid-19 »
The Institute of Export & International Trade is running a one-hour webinar this Thursday advising businesses on how t...
19 March 2020
Supply chains will "fundamentally change", DG says on Barclays Facebook Live stream »
IOE&IT Director General, Marco Forgione, has called for “granular details” of how business can access the financial su...
18 March 2020
IOE&IT calls for ‘more detail’ on government help for hauliers and shippers »
Institute of Export & International Trade director general Marco Forgione has called for “specific help” for road haul...

International Trade News
3 hours ago
Pharma supply chain: 3 things to know today »
Amongst the various battlegrounds created by coronavirus, including saving lives and the race to find a vaccine, perhaps o...
3 hours ago
Government tells banks: ‘don’t deny good firms in financial difficulty’ »
The government has called on banks to “repay the favour” of the taxpayer bailout during the 2008 financial crash and step...
3 hours ago
Pandemic to accelerate digitisation of global trade, say trade authorities »
Global trade is going through a “paradigm shift” towards digitisation as a result of remote working during coronavirus out...
01 April 2020
Government waives import duty and VAT for key medical supplies »
The government has announced a lifting of import duty and VAT on medical supplies, equipment and protective garments being...
01 April 2020
Government to help fast-track imports and exports to support UK trade »
The government has today unveiled temporary ‘customs easements’ to assist UK international trade during the coronavirus ou...

Blog
30 March 2020
How VAT, duty and excise payments deferment aids cash flow »
By Kevin Shakespeare, director of stakeholder engagement at IOE&IT When goods are imported into the European Un...
27 February 2020
Member Focus: Linda Middleton-Jones LLB(Hons) MIEx »
Linda is currently the Chair of the IOE&IT's Academic Board. How long have you been involved with the Institute a...
20 February 2020
Lord Green: Look to Asia for export growth »
In the Summer 19 edition of World Trade Matters , Chairman of Asia House and President of the Institute of Export...
20 February 2020
Harnessing technology towards a clearer understanding of Incoterms® »
Written by Mark Heath, the Founder of start-up “ Open Borders Direct ” and CEO of start-up “Acies”, an insurance Managing...
11 February 2020
When crises like Coronavirus hit, planning is key »
Written by Gary Griffiths, Managing Director of Trade Finance at Bibby Financial Services (Corporate Partners of the IOE...