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11 July 2018
Why the apprenticeship levy could be the solution to the export skills shortage »
The apprenticeship levy was introduced by the government, coming into effect in April last year, in order to help fulfil i...
10 July 2018
New Brexit survey shows the UK's exporters still value access to the single market »
2 years on from the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, it remains the case that many UK exporters desire continu...
26 June 2018
The tangible skills and knowledge needed to export 'intangibles' »
The contribution of service exports to the UK economy is well known - particularly in regard to financial services. While...
21 June 2018
New app from Tate’s Export Guide publishers cuts complexity and lets you Just Trade »
Article by:  Tate's Export Guide  (corporate members) Just Trade , a new app from the publishers of Tate’...
21 June 2018
2 years on from the Brexit referendum - member survey »
2 years on from the Brexit referendum, the Institute of Export & International Trade are asking its members and busine...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2 years on from the Brexit referendum - a timeline of key events »
Saturday 23 June 2018 marks the 2-year anniversary of the EU membership referendum in which 52% of the voting public sugge...
14 June 2018
How to become an International Marketing Specialist »
Reaching and then winning customers in overseas markets is a significant challenge for new exporters – or even for establi...
18 May 2018
Why you need to properly understand how international logistics works »
Over the years the EU has taken the blame for many bureaucratic oddities from banana curvature to overzealous health and s...
15 May 2018
New African Continental Free Trade Area is potential $2.5 trillion target market »
Article by: Tate's Export Guide (corporate members) In March the Rwanda conference of 44 African heads of state p...
08 May 2018
An end to the Brexit blues? »
Article by:  Bibby Financial Services  (corporate members) From the Q1 2018 SME Confidence Tracker by Bib...
02 May 2018
Export survey shows some optimism, but fears over Russia and trade wars »
A year on from our inaugural  Export Optimism Survey , UK businesses remain fairly confident about the state of globa...
30 April 2018
How international trade changes a business’ finances »
Entering international trade has several benefits for a business, including increasing and diversifying the customer base,...
20 April 2018
Why Businesses Need Better Customs Skills »
With so many changes to come in the international customs environment, there has never been a better time for companies to...
06 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understand SONCAP – Export to Nigeria »
A recent report by Standard Chartered Bank warned that the UK is missing out on £10bn worth of exports a year to, what it...
29 March 2018
Cultural tips on doing business in Iran »
  It has been cut off for nearly 40 years but by the looks of it Iran is back in business and looking westwards fo...
26 March 2018
Eight things you need to know about doing business in China »
We have just launched the new edition of our Doing Business in China guide . The guide will  provide you with basic...
12 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
No such thing as a Bad Brexit - just the wrong clothes »
London seems to be preparing for Brexit the way it plans for snow. Wait for it to happen, then cancel everything and wonde...
06 March 2018
It's important you treat things like IP as an investment in your business »
Ahead of the Newcastle trade summit, we spoke to Liz Ward, the principal of Virtuoso Legal , about how companies need to...
28 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to ensure you have the right skills and people for the challenges ahead »
  Ahead of the Newcastle trade summit, we spoke to Gareth Preece, the owner of Gareth Preece Consulting Ltd. ,...
19 February 2018
Machine translation – a gift for businesses, a curse for translators? »
  From Google Translate to machine translation software for businesses: letting a computer take care of your trans...
14 February 2018
On the up: A new dawn for Europe? »
Article by: Richard Carter, CEO for Asia and Europe at Bibby Financial Services  (corporate members) In 2018 we...
13 February 2018
Getting the most out of exhibiting overseas »
From visibility to credibility, exhibiting at a trade show has hundreds of benefits for your business. IOE&IT member H...
12 February 2018
What makes a good translation? »
  There is a bit of a myth surrounding the translation industry and a question I get asked quite a lot is, “So, yo...
09 February 2018
VAT in the Middle East - what UK exporters to the region need to know »
The imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) since the beginning of 2018 continues to significantly impact businesses trading w...
24 January 2018
World Customs Day series: Anna Jerzewska PhD »
26 January 2018 is World Customs Day and this year the theme of the annual celebration is creating ‘ A secure business env...
24 January 2018
World Customs Day series: Arne Mielken »
26 January 2018 is World Customs Day and this year the theme of the annual celebration is creating ‘ A secure business env...
24 January 2018
World Customs Day series: Mike Josypenko »
26 January 2018 is World Customs Day and this year the theme of the annual celebration is creating ‘ A secure business env...
24 January 2018
World Customs Day: Creating a secure business environment for economic development »
World Customs Day takes place this week on Friday (Jan 26 th ) and this year’s slogan for the annual celebration is “ A s...
11 January 2018
Calling budding Young International Traders »
Calling budding Young International Traders Last year one of the Institute of Export & International Trade ’s trustees p...
03 January 2018
Importing: The Poor Relation’s Story? »
Article by: Phil Tobin, Managing Director for Trade Finance, Bibby Financial Services (corporate members) Amid...
03 January 2018
AEO – what is it and could your business benefit? »
Within the Single Market and the Customs Union as we are at present, companies holding Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)...
02 January 2018
New year, new job? »
  The New Year can be the jump start you need to move on in your career, with candidates and recruiters coming bac...
18 December 2017
Importers and exporters sceptical over future of Brexit, despite phase one deal »
Article by: corporate member  Bibby Financial Services Just one in ten SMEs believe that the UK’s EU divor...
15 December 2017
Christmas traditions around the world exporters should know about »
With Christmas, like with international trade, it’s always fascinating to think about the differences around the world in...
08 December 2017
Trading Places: SMEs and international trade »
Article by: corporate member Bibby Financial Services In February 2017, Secretary of State for International Trade,...

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