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David Davis backstop

End date published for ‘backstop’ EU trade plan post-Brexit

(Photo: Robert Sharp / English PEN) An end date for a proposed ‘backstop’ plan for trade with the EU following Brexit has been published following a day of political turmoil at Number 10 after crunch meetings between David Davis and Theresa May. The backstop plan puts in place a proposal for a temporary customs arrangement

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Trump tariffs

Trump tariffs signal start of trade war

US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium have come into force, affecting EU, Canadian and Mexican markets. The tariffs, which were originally announced in March this year but delayed in implementation for some US allies, officially came into effect from 1st June with US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross confirming a 25% tariff on steel and

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japan exports

Japan exports rise for 17th-straight month

Increasing global demand has seen Japan’s exports rise for what is expected to be the 17th month running to April this year. With final performance to be confirmed, initial data suggests that exports grew over 8% last month compared to April 2017 and a 2% increase compared to March. Trade surplus, as a result, reached

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Israel dairy exports

Israel dairy market grows following heightened demand

Exports of dairy products from Israel have enjoyed strong growth over the last five quarters thanks to increasing demand from Europe and North America. An analysis released by the Israel Export Institute’s Economy Department highlighted that the nation’s export of dairy products grew by 2% in 2017 compared to the year before with exports worth

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customs union

British Business Beyond the Customs Union

Earlier this month we wrote about a statement from the Public Accounts Committee which noted its ‘grave concern’ about the lack of Brexit-readiness The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) appears to showcase in the run-up to leaving the EU. Their statement went as far as to suggest that the BEIS was apparently

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Business department unprepared for Brexit

Business Department unprepared for Brexit?

A report published last month has cast serious doubt on how Brexit-ready a key government body is. According to MPs from the Public Accounts Committee, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has made ‘virtually no attempt’ to prioritise ahead of Britain leaving the EU as it moves from a state of planning

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Nigeria Exports

Nigeria exports top $40bn

Annual Nigeria exports goods reached $40bn in value according to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). That’s the figure of informally traded goods though, calculated by the International Trade Centre in Geneva, with the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) posting the value of trade at $8bn. CEO of the

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Managing Multiple Currencies Whilst Selling Abroad

Managing Multiple Currencies Whilst Selling Abroad

At some point during exporting and doing business overseas, you’re going to have to face and overcome issues that arise from managing multiple currencies whilst selling abroad. The good news is that, unlike market-leading conglomerates around the world, you needn’t start hiring Forex traders left, right and centre. Here are three ways in which you can

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IoD reiterates importance of post-Brexit trading with Europe

The Institute of Directors has reiterated the importance of agreeing trade deals within the EU following Brexit, ahead of focusing on forging agreements further afield. The warning was issued to the government by the IoD as international trade secretary, Liam Fox, looks to strike more trade deals with the rest of the world – a

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international marketing

Three things to consider when marketing abroad

You’ve established your product or service, tested the waters in local markets, proved a concept, gained market position and the profit is rolling in. The next stage of growth for many companies would be to begin laying the foundations to begin exporting and trading abroad. But to really launch a product in a different territory,

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export markets

5 Potentially Lucrative Export Markets

As businesses grow, it’s natural to begin looking abroad to new potential markets. Likely the bigger economies are the first port of call, with the likes of the US, Asia and open European market big draws. But sometimes, bigger isn’t always better when looking to take those first exporting steps, for reasons ranging from technical

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