• Steady July for UK Trade – with Exports Up

    14th September 2023

    Reacting to the latest ONS trade data for July, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said:     “Removing the effects of inflation, goods export volumes grew at a decent pace in July, with a 4.4% month on month increase in sales to the EU.     “But a…

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  • Air Canada Named the Favourite Airline in North America for the Fifth Consecutive Year at the 2023 Trazee Awards

    15th August 2023

    Air Canada has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year by Trazee Awards as North America’s favourite airline for 2023 “Travel connects people, families, cultures and communities, and Air Canada is thrilled to be recognized again by this important and discerning demographic as their favourite airline in North America. We’re continuing…

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  • Burges Salmon advises on transformational mixed-use regeneration project in central Belfast

    4th August 2023

    The Firm’s Development and Regeneration Built Environment team has advised Translink on the transformational Weavers Cross city centre regeneration project surrounding the new Belfast Grand Central Station. The Development and Regeneration Built Environment team from independent UK law firm Burges Salmon advised Translink on its procurement of a real estate…

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  • Apple TV+ Takes Flight with Air Canada

    1st August 2023

    Air Canada today announced the expansion of its award-winning in-flight entertainment with the addition of exclusive Apple TV+ original programming beginning Aug. 1, 2023. The partnership marks Air Canada’s latest investment in the customer experience, adding critically acclaimed original programs including Ted Lasso, Bad Sisters, Severance, Foundation and many more for its global…

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  • Emirates Welcomes Air Canada to Terminal 3 at Dubai International

    26th July 2023

    Move significantly enhances the connecting experience and underscores the carriers’ strategic partnership MONTREAL and DUBAI, July 25, 2023 – Air Canada and Emirates today announced a customer service milestone in the two airlines’ strategic partnership with the move of Air Canada’s operations to Dubai International’s (DXB) flagship Terminal 3 as…

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  • BCC Welcomes Electronic Trade Documents Act

    24th July 2023

    Commenting on the Electronic Trade Documents Act receiving Royal Assent, BCC Head of Trade Policy William Bain said:  “Campaigners have worked for years to have the Electronic Trade Documents Act passed, and its introduction in mid-September will a mark transformational change in digitalising international trade. “The BCC will work with…

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  • Turkey Trade Negotiations a Key Stepping-Stone 

    18th July 2023

    Responding to the launch of a UK Government consultation on negotiations for an upgraded trade agreement with Turkey, BCC Head of Trade Policy William Bain said:  “It is good news to see this statement of intent to deepen UK trading terms with Turkey. It is our 18th largest bilateral trading…

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  • Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc Deal a Boost for Export Prospects

    17th July 2023

    Reacting to the signing of the Accession Protocol, paving the way for the UK’s accession to the CPTPP in 2024, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “The forthcoming addition of the UK to this trading bloc takes it to 12 countries which accounts for 15% of…

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  • More Focus on Trade Needed

    21st June 2023

    Reacting to Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy’s speech at today’s Trade Unlocked event, BCC Head of Trade Policy, William Bain, said:    “If we are to build a stronger, more digital and sustainable trading future then it is crucial we look at all the possible ways we can do that.  …

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  • Uptick in Exports but Trade with the EU Remains Weak  

    14th June 2023

    Reacting to the latest Trade data from the ONS, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy, at the BCC, said:    “The recovery in UK goods exports to the rest of the world in April after a disappointing first quarter of 2023 is welcome, but needs to be sustained.     “However,…

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