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Tenth of UK exports have paid unnecessary tariffs

Tenth of UK exports have paid unnecessary tariffs

A report by the University of Sussex has found that around 10% of UK exports have unnecessarily paid tariffs since the start of the year.  The University’s Trade Policy Observatory analysed EU data to find that up to £3.5bn of British exports have paid tariffs which they didn’t need to. One reason given that exporters

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Belgium luring British businesses with VIP customs statuses

Belgium luring British businesses with VIP customs status offer

Belgium is working to attract UK businesses into the country by offering easier access to the EU.  The charm offensive has stepped up a gear as it continues to evolve and streamline customs processes and offering the opportunity for strategic partnerships.  Werner Rens, of the Belgian Customs Authority, said at a British Chambers of Commerce

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UK milk and cream exports into the EU have plummeted since the start of the year, providing the dairy industry with one of the gloomiest Brexit outcomes so far.

Dairy industry amongst biggest Brexit losers

UK milk and cream exports into the EU have plummeted since the start of the year, providing the dairy industry with one of the gloomiest Brexit outcomes so far.  Milk and cream exports, worth £24 million in February last year, dropped a staggering 96% to just £900,000 this year. Cheese exports have also fallen 65%

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Internationalisation Fund Grants available for exporters seeking expert support

Internationalisation Fund: Grants available for exporters seeking expert support

The Department for International Trade has launched a new grant scheme designed to support UK firms to expand internationally.  Called the Internationalisation Fund, grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be made available to eligible firms covering a wide range of international business activities, from export consultancy to digital marketing.  Businesses will need to cover

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UK and Norway fail to reach fishing agreement

UK and Norway fail to reach fishing agreement

The UK has failed to reach a post-Brexit agreement with Norway over the rights for UK vessels to access Norway’s sub-Arctic waters.  With the UK leaving the European Common Fisheries Policy at the start of the year and now dealing directly with Norway, an agreement couldn’t be reached after the UK government’s ‘fair offer’ was

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EU to vote on trade deal ratification

EU to vote on trade deal ratification

The European Parliament will this week vote on the post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU and are expected to back the trade and cooperation agreement.  This final step in the trade deal’s approval is likely to be confirmed this Tuesday (27th April), close to its own end of April deadline to conclude the

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Confidence ‘picking up’ as UK exports into EU rebound

Confidence ‘picking up’ as UK exports into EU rebound

Trade between the UK and the EU recovered in February after a big drop at the start of the year.  Following the end of the transition period and the start of ‘Brexit for real’ for companies on both sides of the Channel, exporting activity had slumped 42%.  But data from the ONS found that exports

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Brexit confounding troubles for British steel industry

Brexit confounding challenges for British steel industry

UK steel exports into the EU have dropped significantly since Brexit, with volume in Q1 2021 down a third on previous years.  Trade body UK Steel shared the figures with the Mirror, showing how shipments from the UK into the EU fell from an average of 630,000 tonnes to just 420,000 tonnes in the first

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UK India trade portal

Navigating the Indian market (Interview)

Last month, Go Exporting CEO Mike Wilson joined Pervinder Singh, the editor and founder of the UK India Trade Portal to discuss navigating the Indian market and opportunities for bilateral trade.  In the interview, the two discuss why British companies should consider trading within the Indian market and the most effective approaches to market entry. 

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How to export post-Brexit webinar

How to export post-Brexit (webinar)

This week we joined Enterprise Nation for a Lunch and Learn session all about exporting following the end of the transition period at the start of the year.  In this webinar recording, learn the implications of Brexit with a guide and checklist on how to prepare for export in a post-Brexit world.  Watch the webinar

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Food and drink exports crippled by Brexit and lockdowns

Food and drink exports crippled by Brexit and lockdowns

UK food and drink exports have suffered a huge year-on-year trade reduction according to new data from HMRC.  Data compiled by the Food and Drink Federation shows showed a £42m fall in cheese exports – from £45m to just £7m – whilst whisky exports fell from £105m to just £40m. Chocolate exports also suffered, dropping

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London maintains status as Europe’s financial hub

London maintains status as Europe’s financial hub

A study released this month has found that London has maintained its status as Europe’s main financial hub – but global players are catching up.  That’s according to Z/Yen’s Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which reported that, although London had maintained second place globally, it has lost 23 index points since September 2020 with Shanghai,

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Quarter of all full-time UK jobs supported by export activity

Quarter of all full-time UK jobs supported by export activity

A report published this month has highlighted just how vital exporting is in supporting quality jobs.  The assessment report on jobs, published from the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, found that 23% of all UK full-time jobs in 2016 were supported by exports.  Of those FTE jobs supported by exporting activity,

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Trade between UK and EU drops 20%

Trade between UK and EU nations falls

Export and import activity between the UK and France has dropped some 20% since the start of the year as businesses on both sides of The Channel continue to struggle against Brexit disruption. According to the French customs office, exports from France into the UK fell 13% in January compared to the previous six-month average,

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Half of UK exporters are struggling to adapt to Brexit changes

Half of UK exporters struggling to adapt to Brexit changes

A major report from the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 49% of UK exporters are facing difficulties adapting to new Brexit regulations around the trading of goods.  The survey of 1,000 firms, the majority of which were SMEs, found that firms are struggling with the changes following the ratification of the UK_EU Trade

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