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International Trade News
19 September 2019
World’s first online Customs Academy officially launched at Parliament event »
Key initiative will bolster the Customs intermediaries sector ahead of Brexit The world’s first online Customs Academy...
18 September 2019
Incoterms® 2020 officially released »
Incoterms® 2020 have now been officially released by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The new rules will be o...
10 September 2019
Chinese exports fall in August following rising trade tensions with the USA »
China’s exports fell in August to the surprise of many experts who had predicted an increase. Shipments to the USA have be...
04 September 2019
£16 million funding announced for businesses preparing for 'No Deal Brexit' »
The government has announced new grant funding worth £16m towards helping businesses train staff in making customs declara...
23 August 2019
UK Signs Continuity Trade Agreement with South Korea »
The UK has officially signed its latest ‘continuity’ trade agreement, this time with South Korea. Following a preliminary...
22 August 2019
UK launches £20m programme to promote trade with Brazil »
A new trade facilitation programme will support Brazilian businesses to export, which will help boost trade with countries...
21 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAT registered companies to automatically receive EORI numbers »
HMRC has this morning issued a press release confirming that 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be al...
20 August 2019
How far will auto-enrolment go in turbocharging No Deal Brexit preparations? »
Much has been written in the media this week about leaked government papers showing the potential impact of a ‘No Deal Bre...
15 August 2019
German economy shrinks as exports slow »
The German economy shrank during the April to June period of this year, with a decline in exports dampening growth. Acc...
09 August 2019
New Customs Grants could be on the way as preparations for ‘No Deal Brexit’ go up a gear »
At the end of July, the government announced an extra £2.1bn of funding towards preparations for a ‘No Deal Brexit’. This...
09 August 2019
Two thirds of UK exporters not properly prepared for 'No Deal Brexit' »
Two thirds of UK exporters have not taken essential steps to prepare for ‘No Deal Brexit’, according to the latest records...
08 August 2019
Freeports Advisory Panel set up with hope to transform UK economy »
The new International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss MP, last week announced a new Freeports Advisory Panel to advise in the e...
19 July 2019
End of production of the printed tariff »
HMRC is to cease the production of the printed tariff (CIP12) at the end of the year. The printed paper tariff is pro...
16 July 2019
DIT launches new training programme for trade policy and promotion experts »
Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade (DIT), last week launched a new internationa...
01 July 2019
Inciner8 receives awards for Exporting Excellence »
IOE&IT Business Member, Inciner8 , is celebrating after receiving two top accolades last week, as it was named Intern...
28 June 2019
ICC Incoterms® 2020: The rules are changing »
Using the wrong ICC Incoterm when trading goods worldwide exposes companies to greater risk and cost in the form of lost g...
20 June 2019
UK Export Finance powers UK export boom with record £6.8 billion support in 2018-19 »
UK Export Finance (UKEF) has published its results for 2018-19, revealing it provided £6.8 billion in support for UK expor...
18 June 2019
'Trade Agreement Continuity' markets represented 10.7% of UK trade in 2018 »
The Department for International Trade (DIT) has released key figures relating to the continuity agreements it is trying...
14 June 2019
CBI and IOD warn that extended Brexit deadline is being wasted »
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Institute of Directors (IOD) have warned leadership candidates in the...
11 June 2019
Trade with the US drives UK exports »
Demand from the US was the strongest driver of UK export growth in the 12 months to April 2019, new Office of National Sta...
07 June 2019
UK exporting rise in all 4 nations »
Data released yesterday by HMRC (6 June) shows every UK nation recorded a greater value of goods exports in the 2018/19 fi...
06 June 2019
UKEF launches 'gamechanger' financial support packages for UK SME exporters »
Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, yesterday announced major steps that will unlock finance for SMEs...
03 June 2019
Export milestone for espresso machine manufacturer »
Birmingham espresso coffee machine manufacturer Fracino , an IOE&IT Business Member, is poised to further expand its...
29 May 2019
UK exports more vaccines than any other G7 country »
Latest HMRC data shows UK exports of vaccines reached £3.2 billion in 2018, more than any other G7 nation and the 3rd high...
16 May 2019
Update from Government on EU Exit: Time is running out to apply for Customs Training Grants! »
HMRC has issued the following update regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the upcoming deadline for c...
13 May 2019
British exports hit a record breaking level »
Data released today last week (10th May) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows the 2018/19 financial year was a...
03 May 2019
Scottish Export Strategy plans to double exports in a decade »
The Scottish government has announced ambitious plans to double international exports so they account for a quarter of Sco...
29 April 2019
UK exports of trainers sprint to glory »
Did you watch the London Marathon yesterday? A record 414,168 runners applied to take part in this year's London Mara...
26 April 2019
Emerging Markets Dominate UK's Fastest Growing Export Partners »
The fastest growing export markets for the UK are in Asia, with Taiwan reporting 40.8% growth and India reporting 19.3%. R...
23 April 2019
Winners of the 2019 Queen's Awards Announced »
This year’s winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced, marking the contribution that SMEs make towa...
09 April 2019
The UK's businesses and customs systems are not ready for Brexit »
Businesses and the UK’s customs systems are not ready for Brexit – according to Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK (the manuf...
04 April 2019
Barclays launches new fund to help SME exporters through Brexit »
Barclays has announced a £14bn* lending fund as part of a series of initiatives to help SMEs to succeed and flourish throu...
04 April 2019
UKEF asks the public for its views on proposed changes »
UK Export Finance (UKEF) yesterday launched a month-long consultation into its foreign content policy. During the consul...
28 March 2019
EU Exit - Update from HMRC »
HMRC yesterday published a new section on GOV.UK to help your business prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. T...
22 March 2019
‘A smart border for smart drivers’ in France – Brexit update »
Procedures are being put in place at the French border in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. New customs formalities and ch...

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