International News

  • US trade delivering for Scotland as Aberdeen hosts second transatlantic dialogue

    26th April 2022

    The UK will on Monday (25 April) host the second transatlantic trade dialogue in Aberdeen aimed at boosting our £200 billion trade partnership with the US. From: Department for International Trade and The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP Published 24 April 2022 International Trade Secretary welcomes US counterpart Ambassador Tai…

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  • City of Mentor Update – Virtual Transatlantic Seminar

    26th April 2022

    Join an upcoming virtual transatlantic seminar entitled “Accessing the US Healthcare Market: Basics for International Companies” which takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 18 May 2022. At this seminar, companies will hear from experts on the US health insurance market and from someone who successfully helped bring a UK…

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  • Doing Business in Kenya Investment Seminar – Streamlining Your International Expansion

    18th April 2022

    The British Chamber in collaboration with London Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be hosting a “Doing Business in Kenya Investment Seminar – Streamlining Your International Expansion” on 26th April 2022 at 11:00am BST time. The webinar will include UK Chamber members who are looking at investing in Kenya and…

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  • BCC: Trends still point to lack of sustained boost to exports

    18th April 2022

    Commenting on the data Head of Trade Policy at the BCC William Bain said: “The effects of data collection changes still unwinding make monthly comparisons impossible, but taking a longer snapshot there are still issues of concern for businesses. EU exports were 0.3% lower in February 2022 than in December…

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  • British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai launches Creative Industries & Marketing Directory 2022

    13th April 2022

    BritCham Shanghai is proud to launch China’s first Creative Industries & Marketing Directory. This inaugural publication comprises over 100 high-quality international creative and marketing agencies from all over China.   Produced in both English and Chinese language versions, this Directory is being circulated across Chamber networks globally including (just to…

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  • Update on new economic sanctions against Russia

    15th March 2022

    The UK has today announced new economic sanctions against Russia. The new sanctions will deny Russia and Belarus access to Most Favoured Nation tariffs for hundreds of their exports and ban UK exports of high-end luxury goods to both countries. The full press release can be viewed here. In addition, UK…

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  • New Zealand Trade Deal a Boost for Net Zero – BCC

    2nd March 2022

    Reacting to the signing of the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC said: “The BCC welcomes the signature of the UK-New Zealand free trade agreement today. This will mean zero-tariff trade for UK exporters with customers in New Zealand once the agreement…

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  • The China-Scotland Business Awards 2022 and Chinese Burns Supper

    1st March 2022

    UK time: 09/03/2022 18:30 – 09/03/2022 23:30 Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh Venue address: 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR United Kingdom Join China-Britain Business Council on 9th March 2022 in Edinburgh for the China-Scotland Business Awards and Chinese Burns Supper. The 5th annual China-Scotland Business Awards will…

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  • SelectUSA 2022 Investment Summit

    25th February 2022

    Registration is Now Live! Registration for the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit is now live. Join us in-person June 26-29, 2022 as the annual Investment Summit returns to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event in the United States…

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  • BCC RESEARCH FINDS LITTLE LOVE FOR EU TRADE DEAL

    17th February 2022

    71% of exporters say EU trade deal is not enabling them to grow or increase sales Only 1 in 8 exporters think it is helping them grow or increase sales Majority think it has pushed up costs, increased paperwork and delays, and put the UK at a competitive disadvantage.  New…

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  • UNITED STATES AND SCOTLAND CELEBRATE CURLING AHEAD OF OLYMPICS CLASH

    15th February 2022

    Ahead of Friday’s highly anticipated men’s curling match at the Winter Olympics between defending gold medalists Team USA and the world’s current number one ranked side Team Mouat, representing Team GB at the Games, America’s most senior diplomat in Scotland took to the ice to play some ends with the…

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  • New generation of exporters needed to power economic growth – BCC Trade Manifesto 

    18th January 2022

    The British Chambers of Commerce is today setting out its manifesto to recruit legions of new UK exporters as its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth: In Q4 of 2021, just over a quarter of exporting firms (29%) saw their overseas sales increase Almost half (47%) saw no…

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  • Business checklist for GB-EU border changes in 2022

    Business checklist for GB-EU border changes in 2022

    21st December 2021

    The UK left the Brexit standstill transition period on its expiry on Friday 1 January 2021. The terms of the new EU-UK trading arrangements – in the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) – took effect the same day. In accordance with this, the EU decided to introduce full border controls…

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  • United Airlines to Resume Nonstop Services Between Scotland and the U.S. for 2022

    1st December 2021

    United will be the first airline to resume service between Scotland and the United States. United will offer more services between Scotland and the United States than any other airline. EDINBURGH, 30 November 2021 – United Airlines will resume daily nonstop services between Scotland and the United States for 2022.…

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  • SCC COVID-19 Daily Update

    25th November 2021

    Early Christmas shopping lifts retail sales in October Early Christmas shopping helped to push up shop sales in October as people spent more on clothing and on toys. Sales rose by 0.8% in October, following no growth in September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Clothing sales reached…

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  • UK government expands post-Brexit loan programme for exporters to overseas firms

    17th November 2021

    Overseas firms looking to set up shop and export from the UK will now be eligible to take out government-backed loans potentially worth billions of pounds, after an expansion of a post-Brexit lending programme. International trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the new policy, done through the UK government’s credit agency…

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  • Invitation: Port of Antwerp & Port of Zeebrugge visit their neighbours in the UK!

    16th November 2021

    Each year Port of Antwerp and Port of Zeebrugge handle more than 32 million tons of cargo with the UK, making the UK one of our largest maritime trade partner. To remain your reliable business partner, both ports and their port communities are looking forward to visit the UK again…

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  • Dubai FDI in London 15th November

    10th November 2021

    In partnership with the UK Department of International Trade and Santander Bank, Dubai FDI, the Government of Dubai official economic development agency will be in London on Monday 15th November to present their soft-landing programme (see here more details) to UK companies willing to explore the opportunity to enter and…

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  • DIT’s Europe Trade Month – Call for action

    DIT’s Europe Trade Month – Call for action

    2nd November 2021

    Europe Trade Month is a virtual trade tour of Europe, across over 30 countries, designed to inspire UK companies with the business opportunities in Europe and make them aware of all the services we as DIT can provide them. We were really excited to launch the website for Europe Trade…

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  • BCC Responds to UK-NZ Announcement of Agreement in Principle on Trade

    21st October 2021

    William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:  “Business will welcome an Agreement in Principle between the UK and New Zealand covering trade in goods and services.    “We particularly welcome the intention to agree comprehensive chapters on market access, labour mobility and professional qualifications, digital trade, and green…

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