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Learn the latest exporting news and expert advice from our team of consultants. From advice on starting trading on the international stage to how to identify profitable markets, as well as the key exporting news you need to know about, we’ll be posting the content you need to read right here. 

Key issues facing exporters post-Brexit

WEBINAR: Key issues facing exporters post-Brexit

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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WEBINAR: Rules of Origin – implications of the UK-EU TCA

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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How do you address the challenges of Brexit

WEBINAR: How do you address the challenges of Brexit?

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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What are the implications of Brexit

WEBINAR: What are the implications of Brexit?

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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What changed with Brexit

WEBINAR: What changed with Brexit?

Last month we teamed up with the British Library to deliver a webinar on exporting and importing following Brexit. We’ve split the two-hour session into specific chunks to help you get to the information you need. The webinar covered a full range of topics, including: What’s changed with Brexit What the implications are How to

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Agile and flexible subsidy system to be introduced

‘Agile and flexible’ subsidy system to be introduced

The UK Government has announced plans to launch a new subsidy control system following Brexit, built upon ‘UK-wide principles’.  The new system, brought about by The Subsidy Control Bill, will allow public authorities to deliver grants, loans and guarantees without existing bureaucracy and red tape.  Pre-Brexit, the UK followed the EU’s state aid rules meaning

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UK launches bid to join Trans-Pacific trading partnership

UK launches bid to join Trans-Pacific trading partnership

The government has launched the UK’s bid to join the Trans-Pacific trading bloc, an economic zone worth more than £9tr.  Talks have opened today with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership nations (you’ll be glad to know there’s a handy acronym, CPTPP), currently comprising of 11 countries.  The deal could mean tariff-free trade

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UK food and drink exports into the EU halved since Brexit

UK food and drink exports into the EU halved since Brexit

Food and drink exports from the UK to the EU have fallen by almost half in Q1 2021 compared to the same period last year.  Trade groups have said the figure shows the impact of post-Brexit trade barriers, with the value of exported produce dropping 46.6% to £1.7bn according to data from the Food and

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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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