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International Trade News
18 March 2020
PM vows not to extend Brexit transition due to Coronavirus »
The Prime Minister has said he has “no intention” of changing legislation to extend the Brexit transition period due to th...
17 March 2020
Chancellor unveils new reliefs for SMEs and promises turmoil will be "temporary" »
The Chancellor has announced £330bn of guaranteed loans to help UK businesses through the coronavirus crisis. Rishi Sun...
16 March 2020
G7 to coordinate global fiscal stimulus to help economies recover from Covid-19 »
G7 leaders have released a statement pledging to do “whatever is necessary” to help economies recover from the impact of C...
16 March 2020
Access to liquidity’ vital for businesses to come through Coronavirus, PM says »
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said firms will require help with cash flow as the UK enters a “fast growth” phase of the...
11 March 2020
Institute of Export chief welcomes Chancellor’s pledge to boost exports »
The government’s commitment to help boost exports, unveiled in today’s Budget speech, has been welcomed by Marco Forgione,...
11 March 2020
GTR postpones all events ‘until later in the year’ due to Coronavirus concerns »
Publisher and events company Global Trade Review has postponed events scheduled up until June “until later in the year” as...
28 February 2020
Institute of Export calls on government to extend customs training grant beyond January 2021 »
The Institute of Export & International Trade is urging the government to extend its grant for customs training beyond...
24 February 2020
Best in Class businesses from across Northern Powerhouse feature in Export Awards »
More than 45 of the North’s most exciting and innovative exporting businesses have made the shortlist of this year’s PD P...
21 February 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Red meat exports soar with Asian demand a boost »
Exports of red meats from the UK are soaring. According to figures released by HMRC and as reported by the Agriculture and...
14 February 2020
UK exports at all-time high on back of non-EU growth »
UK exports are at an all time high according to figures published on Tuesday 11 February by the Office for National Statis...
13 February 2020
Yusen Logistics opens new cross dock facility in Northampton »
Yusen Logistics has commenced operations from its new distribution facility in the heart of the East Midlands Gateway in N...
13 February 2020
Potential impact of coronavirus on international supply chains »
Coronavirus poses a short-term threat to exports to China, having already impacted global supply chains and the Chinese ec...
06 February 2020
Government launches online consultation on post Brexit tariffs »
The Government has opened an online public consultation on what tariff strategy will be best for UK businesses and consume...
03 February 2020
DIT release two new digital tools for traders exporting goods »
The Department for International Trade has today launched two digital tools for businesses exporting goods in and out of t...
30 January 2020
UK exports to Japan soar ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics »
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics emerges on our horizons, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show UK exports to...
23 January 2020
Withdrawal Agreement Bill granted Royal Assent »
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill – the legislation enforcing the UK’s departure from the EU as per the conditions of the EU-U...
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...

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