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EU Exit – Update from HMRC »
The UK will be leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority, however...
15 January 2019
Japan opens its market to imports of UK lamb and beef »
UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imp...
11 January 2019
EU-Japan FTA to come into force - what you need to know about REX »
Guest blog from Arne Mielken MIEx (Grad), Young President of the Institute of Export & International Trade The EU...
10 January 2019
Surge in UK AEO Applications – a sign that Brexit preparations are going up a notch? »
There has been a surge in AEO applications in the UK – a clear indication that the country’s exporting businesses are prep...
08 January 2019
UK Services Sector Reports Subdued Growth »
The UK services sector reported subdued growth conditions at the end of 2018 - the latest indication that Brexit uncertain...
04 January 2019
CPTPP is now in force, promoting free trade in the Pacific »
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – also known as CPTPP – came into force at the e...
02 January 2019
More UK businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas »
More businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said...
21 December 2018
Grants available for SMEs to attend international trade shows »
Businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows through the Department for Internation...
18 December 2018
Food and drink exports grow again in 2018 Q3 »
The Food and Drink Federation has reported growth in exports in Q3 for 2018.  The key headlines include: In...
13 December 2018
Ports in the frontline of projected climate change impacts »
Regina Asariotis, the Chief of Policy and Legislation at UNCTAD, told the 24 th Conference of the Parties to the United N...
07 December 2018
Whisky and chocolate continue to top export list »
Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK's food and drink export lists, according to new research by the Food and Drin...
07 December 2018
UK exports continue to rise »
  New figures released yesterday (6 December) by HMRC reveal that in the year ending September 2018:...
06 December 2018
Exports boost for UK industry as India opens market to British sheep meat »
British farmers and food producers will soon be able to export British sheep meat to India as the country prepares to open...
06 December 2018
Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures »
The government has announced £2 million worth of new grant funding towards training that helps UK businesses to complete...
05 December 2018
WTO Report: Blockchain could add $3tn to Global Trade by 2030 »
A new report from the WTO has predicted that international trade could be revolutionised by blockchain in the coming yea...
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EU Exit - Update from HMRC »
HMRC have published their latest letter on GOV.UK to help businesses that trade with the EU get ready to deal with custo...
30 November 2018
G20 The Voice of UK Business »
  Now is the time to lead by example, to champion the benefits of open, inclusive trade, stand up for the rules-ba...
29 November 2018
Number of UK SMEs exporting on the rise »
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of SMEs exporting to overseas markets has incre...
20 November 2018
Update for Traders: The Draft EU Withdrawal Deal »
A draft of the deal for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 has dominated the headlines over the last week, b...
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...

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