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International Trade News
14 November 2018
UK economy braces itself for Brexit crunch time »
Inflation steady and growth on two-year high as Brexit crunch time nears The coming days and weeks are full of possibil...
09 November 2018
UKEF Supports Angolan Healthcare and Power Infrastructure Development »
Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, has announced €450 million in UK Export Finance (UKEF...
31 October 2018
HMRC invitation to research »
HMRC are currently undertaking a research project as part of a government initiative  looking at how to make it easie...
26 October 2018
UK fast-track application for WTO agreement fails »
The UK’s attempt to secure terms for its post-Brexit membership of the World Trade Organisation by a fast-track ‘rectifica...
25 October 2018
UK service exports continue to grow »
Figures released yesterday (24 October 2018) show services exports grew to £286 billion, increasing by 6.9% compared to th...
25 October 2018
UK remains top in international financial services trade »
The UK has retained its position as the world's leading exporter of financial and related professional services. The fi...
23 October 2018
Yusen Logistics UK awarded national logistics contract for animal healthcare manufacturer Jurox »
IOE&IT Corporate Member, Yusen Logistics UK , has been awarded national warehousing and final mile distribution for a...
09 October 2018
Northern Powerhouse Export Awards return for a third year »
  The annual PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC, The Department of International...
08 October 2018
UK Engineering SMEs Report Low Confidence and Flat Demand »
Sir Ronald Halstead, President of the Engineering Industries Association (a trade association member of the IOE&IT), rec...
03 October 2018
Ease of Doing Business in India 2018 »
Every year, the UK India Business Council runs a survey to find out UK business perceptions and experiences of doing bus...
02 October 2018
New online tool to help tackle bribery and corruption »
Transparency International UK has launched a new online tool, designed to provide businesses with practical and in-depth g...
27 September 2018
Apply for Expert Women World Service English 2018 »
The BBC Academy is looking for female experts who'd like to appear on air as contributors for BBC World Service English pr...
26 September 2018
DEFRA Technical Notices outlining preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit »
DEFRA has released technical notices outlining its preparations for a no-deal Brexit. This is the latest such release as...
19 September 2018
Exports boost sales of UK gin to over £2 billion »
The latest Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) market report, released to coincide with the trade body’s annual co...
12 September 2018
Major Exporting Countries Fail to Punish Corruption »
Anti-corruption organisation, Transparency International, has released the 2018 edition of its ‘ Exporting Corruption ’ re...
11 September 2018
Bibby Financial Services announces new support for UK importers »
Article by: Bibby Financial Services  (IOE&IT Corporate Members)   Global financial services provi...
07 September 2018
Major £36 million expansion underway for Immingham Docks »
ABP has announced a major expansion plan for two of its key operations in the Port of Immingham.  Last year, AB...
06 September 2018
Barclays launch new Midlands Trade Centre »
Earlier this week, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead CBE opened Barclays' new Trade Centr...
05 September 2018
Barclays appoints new global head of trade and working capital »
Barclays has appointed a new  global head of trade and working capital following the departure of Baihas Baghdadi....
28 August 2018
International Trade Secretary signs new deal for export of seed potatoes to China »
The Secretary of State is pictured with Ni Yuefeng, Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China. ...
24 August 2018
Major export deal agreed for UK dairy in China »
The UK dairy sector will receive a multi-million pound export boost as China agrees to import UK dairy products made with...
23 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government releases advice for businesses on how to prepare for a 'no-deal Brexit' »
The UK government has today released 25 technical notices offering advice to different business sectors and individuals as...
22 August 2018
HMRC begins roll out of new Customs Declaration Service »
  In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the...
21 August 2018
The Institute's Response to the Government's New Export Strategy »
The government today released its new ‘ Export Strategy’  calling on the UK to become a ‘21 st  Century exportin...
03 August 2018
Director General of the IOE&IT tells the BBC that new exporters should use Open to Export »
On Friday 3rd August 2018, Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade, Lesley Batchelor, spoke...
31 July 2018
British car exports increase 6% in June »
Latest figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders have shown that exports have driven UK car production...
23 July 2018
UK publishing industry reports record breaking exports »
The UK publishing industry broke all previous revenue records in 2017 to see collective sales rise 5% to £5.7bn. This was...
19 July 2018
DIT launches £1.5bn space export campaign »
International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox has today announced that the UK will be promoting space exports worth up t...
18 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SME Confidence Falls As Brexit Uncertainty Continues »
Article by: Ted Winterton, UK CEO of Bibby Financial Services The latest SME Confidence Tracker Report has been is...
18 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Import or export outside the EU? What you need to know about CDS »
Do you make customs declarations for goods imported from or exported outside the EU? If so then you will need to know abou...
13 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government launches White Paper on Future Relationship between UK and EU »
By Mike Josypenko MIEx, IOE&IT Senior Director of Special Projects The government's latest White Paper 'THE FUTURE...
09 July 2018
David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary »
There has been a significant change at the heart of government with a resignation followed by an appointment of a new Brex...
02 July 2018
Trade deficit narrows following record exports in 2018 Q1 »
Statistics released for the year up to March have showed that the UK’s trade deficit is narrowing following record exports...
28 June 2018
Bank of England report shows pessimism over Brexit »
UK firms are becoming pessimistic about the impact of Brexit on their sales, according to a report released by the Bank of...
28 June 2018
China lifts ban on British beef exports »
  Yesterday China lifted its longstanding ban on imports of beef from the UK, in a move which could be worth an es...

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