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03 July 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
New member sign ups to Institute return to pre-COVID levels as transition period-end looms »
Big retail chains, logistics firms and software providers are all taking steps to prepare for economic recovery and the en...
03 July 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
IOE&IT chairman Terry Scuoler CBE: ‘Service exports can grow – but they need government support’ »
The UK is the world’s second biggest exporter of services, and as transition from the EU beckons, firms and policy makers...
29 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NI firms told: ‘get ready to fill in customs declarations but government training grants will help' »
Firms from all over the UK tuned in on Friday 26 June to the UK Customs Academy’s latest and most detailed-so-far webinar...
26 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DIT joins the Institute for BDO webinar on exporting services: free entry for IO&IT members »
These are critical times for exports, especially in an area where the UK has already quietly excelled: services. In fact,...
24 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Return to work: new guidance from the IOE&IT on furlough and COVID-19 safety in the office »
Health secretary Matt Hancock this week said it is “critical” that employers work with the government and their own staff...

International Trade News
8 hours ago   (1 Comment - view/add)
Boost our spirits by lowering alcohol tariffs – key global trade stories to read this afternoon »
With so much going on around international trade this week, important developments can be easily missed. The IOE&IT...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chancellor plans to ‘kickstart’ recovery with funding for courses, traineeships and apprentice post »
"Rishi Sunak Covid-19 Press Conference 29/05" by  UK Prime Minister  is licensed under  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Border control posts planned for Northern Ireland ports as PM vows ‘unfettered' NI-GB goods movement »
The UK government has submitted applications to the EU to create Border Control Posts (BCPs) at Northern Ireland's ports,...
07 July 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Academics argue post-Brexit trade deal gains will be limited compared to impact of leaving EU »
Multiple trade experts have warned that gains made by the UK from new trade deals post-Brexit will be minimal compared to...
07 July 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maersk buys KGH Customs Services in bid to deliver ‘end-to-end service’ and ‘faster shipments’ »
Danish shipping giant Maersk has agreed to buy Swedish customs broker KGH Services in its bid to “take ownership of the en...

02 July 2020
AEO – what is it and could your business benefit? »
Within the Single Market and the Customs Union as we are at present, companies holding Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)...
25 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Class of 2020: IOE&IT graduate from Jaguar Land Rover discusses completing her diploma »
As the summer weather hits new highs, it’s easy to forget the efforts of the academic year just gone by. Not so fast!...
17 June 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Common mistakes in export controls and how to avoid them – #1: financial sanctions »
The practicalities of export controls compliance can seem daunting to even the most experienced business. Certain issues,...
09 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Queen’s Award 2020 profile: the firm able to predict behaviour, including breaking speed limits »
In the latest of our series talking to the 2020 winners of the Queen’s Awards, we’re asking a big data analysis company ab...
05 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Queen's Award 2020 winner focus: the Welsh company selling manikins on every continent »
In this series of profiles on the 2020 winners of the Queen’s Awards, we ask about the impact the recognition has had on t...