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International Trade News
01 February 2018
PM May sets up joint trade and investment review with China »
PM Theresa May and Dr Liam Fox have visited China this week in an effort to sketch out a vision for the future of UK-China...
31 January 2018
GE Global Services UK secure landmark turbine contract in Iraq with UKEF support »
GE Global Services UK has secured a significant contract with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to upgrade and repair ex...
29 January 2018
Companies not yet seeing relationships with European partners affected by Brexit »
Mike Josypenko – our Director of Special Projects – was recently on the panel for the webinar on ‘What exporters need to k...
29 January 2018
Have your say about international trade »
The Department for International Trade has begun publishing a list  of the countries the International Trade Secretar...
24 January 2018
Small businesses set to ramp up investment as confidence edges back »
  Article by:  Bibby Financial Services  (corporate members) UK SMEs are planning to increase i...
23 January 2018
New restrictions on surveillance equipment exports »
  Earlier this week the European Parliament voted to tighten export controls restricting the supply of surveillanc...
23 January 2018
Export Awards Finalists Announced »
Congratulations to the companies from across the North of England who have made the final shortlist for this year's PD Por...
19 January 2018
Understand Water Efficiency Labelling for Saudi Arabia »
As of January 1st 2018, the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) has begun enforcement of new Water Efficiency Regu...
16 January 2018
Midsized firms favour a Canada or Norway model for Brexit »
A YouGov poll for the accountancy firm RSM has found that midsized British businesses want a Brexit that leaves the UK wit...
12 January 2018
UK doubles export credit for India »
The UK government yesterday announced the doubling of its national credit support for UK businesses exporting to Indi...
10 January 2018
Narrowing trade deficit driven by increasing exports to non-EU markets »
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today released figures for the UK’s trade deficit in goods and services for the t...
08 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEF release 2018 Executive Survey results »
EEF – the UK’s major manufacturing body – today released its Executive Survey results for 2018 , indicating expectations...
02 January 2018
Nominations now open for the Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2018 »
You have just a few days left to submit your nominations for The Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2018! This year the...
02 January 2018
Dr Liam Fox and David Davis cast predictions for the year ahead in UK exporting »
  The Secretaries of State for International Trade and Exiting the EU have both commented on a pivotal year ahead...
21 December 2017
UK tops Forbes' Best Countries For Business 2018 »
Despite on-going uncertainty around Brexit, the UK has topped Forbes’ 12th annual survey of the Best Countries f...
21 December 2017
UK makes over a billion pounds of trade deals with China »
Around £1.4 billion worth of commercial deals, an agreement to accelerate the final preparations for the London-Shanghai S...
21 December 2017
Port of Tilbury looks to expand »
The Port of Tilbury, London's major port, has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to the P...
19 December 2017
Nigeria Update: Containerised cargo must be palletised »
  From the 1st January 2018, all containerised cargo destined for import into Nigeria must be palletised. IOE&...
14 December 2017
Secretary of State for International Trade statement to the WTO 11th Ministerial Conference »
Earlier this week Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, delivered the UK statement at the World Trade O...
13 December 2017
UK the single biggest exporter of services in the EU »
Data released by the EU stats office, Eurostat , have shown that the UK continues to be the single biggest exporter of...
12 December 2017
Historic declaration on gender equality to be made at the WTO »
An historic 'Declaration on Trade and Gender' could well be made this week at the 11th World Trade Organisation ministeria...
12 December 2017
Britain is the second biggest exporter of skis in the EU »
Planning a ski holiday this winter? If so, you may be surprised to learn that the equipment you're using may have come fro...
12 December 2017
EU agrees free trade deal with Japan »
The European Union and Japan have agreed terms for a free trade deal set to create the world's biggest open economic area....
08 December 2017
Progress in Brexit talks at last, but now the hard part comes »
The UK and the EU have agreed that sufficient progress has been made on ‘Phase 1’ of the negotiations for the terms of Bre...
28 November 2017
Government release Industrial Paper for Britain's future - highlights from an export point of view »
In the Industrial Strategy white paper released this week, there were further signs that the UK government will look to ta...
24 November 2017
Nigeria Regulatory Update: SONCAP Product Authentication Mark Introduction »
On 1st February 2018, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) will begin implementing new regulations relating to the...
20 November 2017
Saudi Regulatory Update: SASO EER Registration for Electrical and Electronic Products »
Important SASO update for manufacturers and exporters/importers of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washing mach...
26 October 2017
Croissant shortage set to hit France this winter »
France is facing a croissant crisis with bakers, farmers and food-producers all voicing significant concern over a butter...
24 October 2017
Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge »
Google has partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the WTO to launch a video competition inviting m...
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Tributes paid to exporting titan Mike Strawson »
Mike Strawson presenting the 'Mike Strawson Award for the Highest Mark in the Practical Global Trading module of the Level...
12 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest EIA survey shows uncertainty of Brexit is affecting future planning and investment »
EIA President, Sir Ron Halstead, attended a Bank of England meeting on 28 September 2017 and presented the results of...
29 September 2017
Happy International Translation Day! »
September 30 is International Translation Day – a significant day in all our calendars for sure. It’s certainly a day for...
19 September 2017
UK Export Finance doubles export credit for Pakistan »
Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands has announced that the UK government will give an additional £200 million “...
07 September 2017
Growing wine exports could give Global Britain some sparkle »
Much has been written about the booming growth of the English wine market, but it’s only now that exports in the industry...
04 September 2017
Continuing growth in UK manufacturing looks to be sustainable »
There was more encouraging news for the UK’s manufacturing sector last month after the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ i...

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