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International Trade News
16 hours ago
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...
22 March 2019
Short extension to Brexit as withdrawal agreement is set to enter yet another critical week »
A new timeline has been set for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU following late night talks around an extension to Article...
13 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government sets out import tariff plans for no-deal Brexit »
The UK government has set out its long-awaited 'no-deal' trade plans after Prime Minister Theresa May's exit agreement wit...
04 March 2019
Christine Lagarde delivers the World Traders' Tacitus Lecture 2019 »
  This year’s World Traders' Tacitus Lecture, delivered by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, sprinkled a li...
28 February 2019
Six out of eight IT systems needed for UK borders in a 'No Deal Brexit' aren't ready »
A report by the National Audit Office, released on the evening of Wednesday 27th February 2019 to the public accounts comm...
25 February 2019
New London Port gets the go-ahead »
The Port of Tilbury, the UK’s fastest growing port, last week received development consent from the Secretary of State for...
20 February 2019
WTO reports global trade growth slowdown »
A quarterly report from the World Trade Organisation has signalled a slowdown in global trade, just a month before the UK...
19 February 2019
HMRC issues sector specific guidance for no deal Brexit »
  HMRC has released new sector primers for business on the UK exiting the EU, bringing together the top 3-5 issues...
13 February 2019
HMRC launches tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU »
HMRC has released a tool to to help UK businesses find out:  what they need to do to prepare for the UK...
08 February 2019
Northern Powerhouse Export Award Winners Announced »
The Northern Powerhouse Export Award winners were announced at a ceremony at the National Railway Museum in York last...
05 February 2019
EU Exit Preparations: Day 1 Easement for Customs, Excise and VAT »
Blog entry by Arne Mielken, Young President The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is helping...
05 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC simplifies importing from the EU as part of ‘no deal’ preparation »
  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written to 145,000 VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU about simplif...
05 February 2019
New trade continuity agreement signed by the UK and Chile »
  This trade continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefiting from preferential trading...
31 January 2019
7-year wait for frictionless trade in no deal Brexit outcome »
It will take up to seven years for the UK to have frictionless, tariff-free trade should the UK leave the EU without a dea...

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