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Amazon bootcamp selling internationally

Free Bootcamp: Selling globally with Amazon

On 26th and 27th January, we’ll be joining Enterprise Nation for a special Amazon Bootcamp. The free educational online event will teach participants how to sell products globally, with sessions on marketplace essentials, guidance on shipping to the USA and selling into Europe after Brexit. The Amazon Small Business Accelerator Boostcamp is free to join

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Emerging Tech Fest Go Exporting

Join us at Emerging Tech Fest 2021

Join us between January 26th – 28th for Emerging Tech Fest 2021, Wales’ leading emerging technology conference. Delivered by CEMET, Innovate UK, KTN and Technology Connected, the three-day event will showcase some of the most exciting technology in Wales and beyond. Go Exporting CEO, Mike Wilson, will be delivering a sesson on 27th at 11:45am

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Cross-channel freight rates spike, likely to remain high

Cross-channel freight rates spike, likely to remain high

The price of shipping freight across the Channel has surged following the end of the transition period as the realities of ‘Brexit for real’ kick in.  The price of moving truckloads from France into the UK rose almost 40% in the first week of January – according to a report by Transporeon.  Despite relatively quiet

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UK continues investment into five EU research programmes

UK continues investment into five EU research programmes

The UK will continue to participate in and help fund five key EU research programmes, including the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe project. Under the terms of the trade and co-operation agreement between the UK and EU, the UK will continue to play an active roll in the programmes which includes the Euratom nuclear research scheme,

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5 issues UK businesses face despite the UK/EU trade deal

5 issues UK businesses face despite the UK/EU trade deal

After years of political wrangling and to-the-wire negotiations, Brexit for real has finally happened. For many in the general public, that’s it. Brexit is done. But for UK businesses returning to work from a well-earned festive break, the real work is yet to begin.  The end of the transition period and arrival into a new

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Brexit will see enhanced border checks at ports in Northern Ireland

Trade agreement done… now the hard work begins!

At almost the last minute, the trade deal between the EU and UK has been agreed by the negotiators. It just now needs ratifying by the respective parliaments, which may be a challenge. EU ambassadors have given their OK and the UK parliament will discuss this week.  As in any discussion, not everyone will have

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Action on new Covid strain compounds pre-Brexit stockpiling at ports

Action on new Covid strain compounds pre-Brexit stockpiling at ports

Queues at UK ports, especially Dover, Felixstow and Southampton, have been increasing as pre-Brexit stockpiling efforts from businesses on both sides of The Channel were compounded by a new strain of Covid-19.  Some tailbacks have been longer than 10 miles last week as companies had been buying and selling additional components and goods in a

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Gov launches General Export Facility to support exporting SMEs

Gov launches General Export Facility to support exporting SMEs

UK Export Finance has launched a new financial support product for small exporters in a radical shake-up of governmental international trade support.  In partnership with the UK’s leading commercial banks, the new scheme aims to give SME exporters access to working capital to support Covid recovery.  The new scheme is backed by government, providing an

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UK food and drink exports fall 13% in 2020

UK food and drink exports fall 13% in 2020

Food and drink exports from the UK have fallen by 12.9% so far in 2020 as manufacturers struggle to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.  The data, released by the Food and Drink Federation, showed that exports to key markets including Spain were significantly down (almost 34% into the Spanish market), whilst

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UK and Kenya sign economic partnership agreement

UK and Kenya sign economic partnership agreement

The UK and Kenya this week signed an economic partnership agreement which will ensure all companies operating in Kenya can continue to benefit from duty-free access to the UK market. The deal is, in essence, a translation of the terms previously agreed between the EU and the East African Community and has scope for further

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Brexit transition business strategy operations webinar

Brexit Transition: Business Strategy & Operations (Webinar)

This month (November) we hosted a webinar as part of Business Wales’ Excelerator Consortium’s growth programme looking at how the Brexit Transition will affect business strategy. Watch the full webinar below, and learn more on the Excelerator Consortium’s YouTube channel here. Learn more about preparing your business with our free Brexit Knowledge Bank, or seek

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UK auto firms spends £735m on Brexit preparations, warns of no-deal damage

UK auto firms spend £735m on Brexit preparations, warn of no-deal damage

Automotive firms in the UK have spent over £735 million preparing for Brexit, with over £235m already having been invested this year. That’s according to research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which published its figures alongside a last-minute plea fo the Government to agree a zero-tariff, zero-quota trade agreement with the

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