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International Trade News
21 January 2020
Nicola Sturgeon stresses importance of international links with Scotland »
The First Minister is looking to strengthen & increase Scotland's exports with a 10 year government plan. After conver...
20 January 2020
UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 »
Boris Johnson is set to meet Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo at the UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20th January 2020....
17 January 2020
USA and China sign 'Phase 1' agreement to de-escalate trade war »
The USA and China have signed an agreement to ease the trade war that has dominated the global trade agenda in recent year...
14 January 2020
2020 UK Market visit to South Korea »
Following a very successful agreement between Gumi City Chamber of Commerce and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, GM...
13 January 2020
UK services are not to benefit in Brexit Deal »
  Even though services make up to 80% of UK GDP and 40% of its trade with Europe, Johnson's planned free trad...
02 January 2020
UK economy stalled at the end of 2019 - BCC survey finds »
The British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) last quarterly economic survey in 2019 of roughly 6,500 UK firms showed economic...
13 December 2019
Trade groups in the US try to revert export restrictions »
Following the dispute between Huawei & US, the Trump administration is considering significant changes to the Export A...
13 December 2019
‘Europe’s man on the moon moment’ - European Green Deal »
Described as 'Europe's man on the moon moment', the new green deal released by the EU will aim to make Europe the world's...
11 December 2019
International investment took a hit in 2018, but global trade remained steady »
One of the big factors that has contributed to a decline in foreign direct investment, has been US tax policy changes prom...
11 December 2019
Food and drink exports to China soar »
The UK’s exports of food and drink products to China have soared this year so far, according to a report from the Food an...
11 December 2019
Experts encourage greener shipping »
As pressures increase for businesses to operate in a 'greener' environment, efforts are being made by the International Ma...
05 December 2019
Financial & political uncertainty takes its toll on global trade »
  source: http://www.oecd.org/sdd/its/International-trade-statistics-Q3-2019.pdf New data from the...
29 November 2019
New report reveals UK exporting wind and marine energy to 37 countries »
Source: Renewableuk.com    A report published today by RenewableUK shows that UK-based onshore and off...
25 November 2019
Exports help Germany avoid recession in third quarter »
Strong exports, state spending and consumers helped the German economy avoid a recession in the third quarter, detailed da...
25 November 2019
UK Music Industry exports grow »
UK Music’s inaugural Music By Numbers report reveals the key role music plays in the economy in 2019. The key facts in...
25 November 2019
Japan's exports fall and imports slump »
Japan's exports fell 9.2% in October from the year before, the biggest drop in three years and threatening to tip the trad...
15 November 2019
Entries open for the British Book Award for Export »
The British Book Award for Export is open for entries as it returns for a second year, recognising publishers that excel i...
06 November 2019
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Northern Powerhouse Export Awards »
Nominations are now open for the 2020 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards.  UMi created the event in 201...
31 October 2019
UK Export Finance appoints Carl Williamson as Head of Trade Finance »
UK Export Finance (UKEF) , the UK’s award-winning export credit agency, has appointed Carl Williamson to lead its Trade Fi...
31 October 2019
ICC Trade & Supply Chain Finance - Claim Your Complimentary Ticket »
As a part of our partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, we are delighted to offer 10 complimentary ticke...
15 October 2019
Brexit uncertainty holding back UK exports - new survey finds »
Brexit uncertainty, tariffs and exchange rate volatility are continuing to hold back the UK’s exporters, according to a ne...
09 October 2019
New anti-bribery e-training course available for small and medium sized businesses »
Transparency International UK has today launched an updated version of its free-to-use ‘ Doing Business Without Bribery ’...
09 October 2019
Government tweaks tariff schedules ahead of potential 'No Deal Brexit' »
The government has announced changes to its temporary tariff schedule in preparation for a ‘No Deal Brexit’. The Depar...
02 October 2019
Further Grants Announced for Customs Agents & Intermediaries »
Following the recent £16 million investment to provide funding towards training and IT costs for businesses who complete c...
02 October 2019
Increase of UK exports to non-EU countries »
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal greater overall demand for British goods and services out...
01 October 2019
Government Makes Plans for Continued 'RoRo' Trade in 'D1 ND Brexit' »
The Government’s Border Delivery Group has set out its 'Day 1 No Deal Brexit' requirements for departments to ensure the c...
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...

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