A round up of recent press activity featuring the IOE&IT
The Times - January 2024
Marco Forgione, Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade, tells The Times
how concerns about getting trade through the Red Sea are already driving up the global price of
commodities such as oil, corn and wheat,
and how this will feed through to the price of food, and more immediately the extra costs and delays
being incurred by shipping companies.
The Telegraph - January 2024
In the midst of an ongoing global shipping crisis, the Institute of Export & International Trade is
featured in the Telegraph, in a story covering further disruption and the threat of inflation to
Britain, as shipping giant Maersk
pauses all its trade through the Red Sea.
i News - January 2024
In this article from the i newspaper, IOE&IT DG Marco Forgione explains to Cahal Milmo that the
impact of the rerouting of shipping from the Suez Canal will result in imminent supermarket price
rises, which 'will be felt by consumers
in the coming weeks'.
BBC World Service - December 2023
The Institute of Export & International Trade DG Marco Forgione MIEx was on both the BBC Radio 4
Today programme and BBC World Service – World Business Report, discussing the ongoing developments
in the Suez Canal.
The Grocer - December 2023
As drought conditions in the Panama Canal force consumer goods and food carriers to sail thousands
of extra miles to make deliveries, IOE&IT Director General Marco Forgione is quoted in the Grocer
explaining how 'delays
like this ripple across the whole supply chain, which is concerning for both businesses and
consumers during the busiest retail period of the year'.
The Times - August 2023
Marco Forgione MIEx speaks to Richard Tyler at The Times about the government's announcement of a
"new phased approach" to the CDS deadline for exporters.
Daily Mail - June 2023
Coverage of the launch of the Institute of Export & International Trade led E-Commerce Trade
Commission, at which Secretary of State Kemi Badenoch MP gave the keynote speech. Marco Forgione
MIEx emphasises the opportunity that
e-commerce presents to small businesses.
BBC News - April 2023
In this article about post-Brexit EU border checks, Marco Forgione MIEx, director general of
the Institute of Export and International Trade, tells the BBC of the importance of small
businesses having "the knowledge, the expertise
and the support to cope with the new processes and requirements".
The Express - March 2023
Director General Marco Forgione MIEx is interviewed in The Express about delays to the
introduction of the Border Target Operating Model, stating that British businesses are
being diadvantaged by the continued delays.
Tech Monitor - March 2023
Director General Marco Forgione MIEx pens an article for Tech Monitor about the
launch of the Institute of Export & International Trade and EY's report:
'TradeTech: A pathway for businesses to seize opportunities'.
The Fintech Times - March 2023
In this article by The Fintech Times, Marco Forgione MIEx reflects on Chancellor
Jeremy Hunt's Spring Budget announcement, explaining that the introduction of 12
new investment zones is a positive move, but that there
is a need for much more specific support for MSMEs.
Global Trade Review - March 2023
Coverage in Global Trade Review of a joint report published by The Institute
of Export & International Trade and EY highlighting the opportunities
available for businesses in trade digitalisation.
Politico - February 2023
IOE&IT director general Marco Forgione MIEx is quoted in Politico's
coverage of the merger of BEIS and DIT, forming the new Department for
Business and Trade, highlighting the opportunity presented by the
merger to boost UK exports.
The Express - February 2023
Director general Marco Forgione MIEx is quoted in The Express
explaining the seismic impact that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has
had on global trade, calling for clearer guidance to ensure
comply with the sanctions.
The Times - December 2022
Director general Marco Forgione MIEx is interviewed in The Times to
provide insight into why British businesses are still struggling
with exports to the EU, two years on from the signing of the Trade
Cooperation Agreement (TCA).
BBC Midlands Today - November 2022
Director general Marco Forgione MIEx appears on BBC Midlands Today
to discuss the decline in exporter number in the West Midlands and
how the IOE&IT ‘s new Exporting Starter Pack Voucher will help
and individuals upskill and take advantage of trading
The Times - November 2022
An article from The Times on the future of the UK border, featuring
the IOE&IT director general Marco Forgione MIEx talking about
the need for simplified and quicker cross-border trade.
The BBC World Service - October 2022
In an interview for the BBC World service, IOE&IT director
general Marco Forgione MIEx says recent instability within
government 'affects businesses ability' to 're-train and upskill
and calls for 'strong, stable, focused, and consistent policy.
The Grocer - April 2022
This Grocer article is about the Energy price spike and supply
chain strain hitting the food industry. IOE&IT director general
Marco Forgione is quoted warning UK importers about the need to be
for SPS checks on EU food imports.
The Times - March 2022
An interview with IOE&IT director general Marco Forgione is the
basis of this article in The Times (monthly visits: 35m+) talking
about the Institute’s launch of £1.1m voucher scheme for businesses
spend on training and consultancy. Forgione says the International
Trade Accelerator Voucher is a response to a fall in UK exporter
numbers in February 2022.
The Manufacturer - March 2022
Lots of media coverage in March 2022 about the launch by the
IOE&IT and Coriolis Technologies of a real-time sanctions
tracker to help businesses navigate the complexity of trading
on Russia and Belarus. Titles including The Manufacturer and
Automation covered the story in-depth.
Daily Mail - March 2021
In this article about the US dropping tariffs on whisky, cashmere
and Stilton, director general Marco Forgione hails the move for
'brand Britain' in a post-transition world. Mailonline is the
biggest English language news website by number of global visitors.
New Business Magazine - Spring 2020
Turn to pages 42 and 44 for our Director General Marco Forgione's
article on Brexit and the constant change in international trade,
the importance of education in the customs world and how we should
ourselves during this implementation period.
5 Live Breakfast - 1 February 2020
Listen here to our Vice President Arne Mielken speaking on a BBC
Radio 5 Live's panel on Saturday, the UK's first day as a a non-EU
For Arne's Brexit input, fast forward to 16 mins, 20 mins, 46
mins, 1hr 28m, 1hr 45 and 2hr 26m.
Credit Management - Dec 2019
Trading Places - Despite the current political turmoil, businesses
will find a way to export.
Freight Business Journal - Dec 2019
Tackling the skills shortage - UK National Freight Forwarding
Apprenticeship gains momentum.
ITV Evening News - October 2019
News piece featuring IOE&IT trainer Richard Bartlett discussing
the Institute's training and helping companies prepare for Brexit.
Credit Management - Sep 2019
Understanding Incoterms - UK Exporters need to understand changes
in Incoterms 2020 or risk disruption.
Credit Management - July/Aug 2019
The more things change - UK exporters that embrace the changes
forced by Brexit will find opportunities beyond the EU.
Credit Management - June 2019
Export Controls - The vital role that controls play for exporters,
by Lesley Batchelor OBE.
Credit Management - May 2019
Customs Courses - The different trade organisations and their role
in helping British businesses export, by Lesley Batchelor OBE.
More press coverage
Credit Management - April 2019
Size Matters - The outcome of Brexit discussions will have
different repercussions for different businesses, by Lesley
BBC World Service - 25 March 2019
Deal or no deal, what happens to British trade after
IOE&IT Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE,
appeared on the BBC World Service Marketplace Morning
Credit Management - March 2019
The Small Print - Why exporters need international terms
The Guardian - 7 February 2019
No-deal Brexit: UK exporters risk being locked out of
Director General of the Institute, Lesley Batchelor
OBE, comments on this breaking news story.
BBC Ask This - 31 January 2019
IOE&IT Young President, Arne Mielken, answers questions
from viewers about Brexit covering topics such as food
costs, free trade agreements and tariffs.
Credit Management - January / February 2019
Panic Stations - How businesses should prepare for every
eventuality after Brexit.
Credit Management - December 2018
A true collaboration. Working with UK Export Finance to
implement the Government's Export Strategy.
Good Morning Scotland - 1 December 2018
As opposition to Mrs May's deal builds one theme seems to be
developing around the slogan, Norway Now, or another version
of the deal Norway currently has with the EU. But how
credible is a so called Norway deal and could a Canada style
deal start to
gain some currency, again?
Credit Management - November 2018
Championing small businesses - the importance of helping
smaller companies to export.
The Manufacturer - October 2018
Chairman of the IOE&IT, Terry Scuoler CBE, spoke with
Paul Brooks, Santander’s UK Head of Manufacturing, about the
opportunities and challenges British manufacturers face, and
how businesses should prepare for the UK’s departure from
Credit Management - October 2018
Planning for Brexit to ensure your teams have the right
skills to help your business through the difficult times
Credit Management - September 2018
Plying our trade - How the Institute of Export is helping
businesses discover and embrace international trade
BBC Breakfast - 3 August 2018
Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, spoke to BBC
Breakfast about the opportunity for UK businesses to
increase their exports to markets around the world after
Credit Management - July/August 2018
Brexit bartering - how £20 billion will barely scratch the
Credit Management - June 2018
Sticky wicket - The next stage of Brexit discussions around
trade are proving to be tricky.
BBC Business Live - 5th June 2018
Director General Lesley Batchelor OBE talks about how
Britain's borders will work when it leaves the European
Union and the possible implications of a 'No Deal Brexit'.
Credit Management - May 2018
The signing of a new trade agreement could be a solution for
UK exporters post-Brexit.
Ship2Shore Issue 30 - April 2018
Institute of Export & International Trade Director
General, Lesley Batchelor’s message to exporters to stop
waiting for something to happen and start learning how
international trade works.