International News

  • Nairn’s continued success in International Trade recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    4th August 2022

    Edinburgh-based Nairn’s is celebrating after winning a highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Renowned for being one of the highest official UK awards for British businesses, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise companies who excel in international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity. Started by the…

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  • Scottish office market remains robust, despite on-going economic headwinds

    12th July 2022

      Transactions for space of 5,000 sq ft and over in Glasgow completed in H1 2022 is up year-on-year Occupier enquiries in Edinburgh hit a five-year high during the month of May Strong take up is expected in Q3 with several large deals currently under offer   The market outlook…

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  • BCC QES Q2 Review

    4th July 2022

    • Measures for inflation are at the highest levels on record with 2 in 3 (65%) firms expecting to raise prices and no sign this is levelling off   • More than 4 in 5 (82%) cite inflation as a growing concern for their business, also an historical high  •…

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  • BCC welcomes launch of UK-Gulf trade negotiations

    22nd June 2022

    Reacting to the launch of negotiations, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said:  “These negotiations are likely to be more complex than the others recently undertaken by the UK Government. But they also have the potential for a greater uplift for exporters across the UK, particularly in…

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  • Opportunity to Meet the Trade Remedies Authority: Roundtable Edinburgh

    22nd June 2022

    The UK Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has been set up by the UK Government to independently investigate where UK businesses may be suffering injury as a result of unfair international trade practices by countries exporting to the UK. These remedies usually take the form of additional duties on those imports.…

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  • Georgian exports

    20th June 2022

    Since regaining its independence in the early 1990s, Georgia has become the regional champion in terms of reform, economic development and progress regarding democratic institutions. Striving to succeed on its path of Euro-Atlantic integration, Georgia is positioning itself as a hub for doing business in the region and is developing…

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  • Complete ban on Russian commodity exports accelerate LNG growth and energy transition

    16th June 2022

    War in Ukraine is transforming the outlook for the supply, demand and price of hydrocarbons and the pace and cost of the energy transition. While the precise timing and implementation of future bans on Russian commodity imports are difficult to predict, a rewriting of energy trade flows is now underway.  …

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  • Advisers added to minister’s export group

    16th June 2022

    A government advisory group, focused on growing Scotland’s exports, has welcomed eight new members to build on the strategy outlined in A Trading Nation, published in 2019. Investment has been increased in businesses exporting from Scotland and expanding their international networks. Exports have shown signs of strengthening over 2021, compared with…

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  • North America event – Thursday 23rd June – 12pm. This will be followed by our monthly quiz!

    15th June 2022

    For anyone that has missed it – We are partnering up with Department for International Trade, Scottish Development International & Spark Group of Companies to run a workshop around taking your business global – with specific focus being on North America. Join us for the opportunity to learn how Department…

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  • UK Switzerland enhanced FTA call for input: Scotland Event

    13th June 2022

    DIT are pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar on work towards an enhanced free trade agreement with Switzerland About this event The Department for International Trade (DIT) are pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar on work towards an enhanced free trade agreement with Switzerland, as announced…

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  • Simply the West(Jet) Inaugural Edinburgh flight for Canadian airline WestJet

    7th June 2022

    Canadian airline WestJet’s inaugural flight from Edinburgh has departed for Toronto as the three weekly service begins. It’s the first time the airline has operated from the capital, with flights departing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on a Boeing 737 Max, with the seasonal service running until October. The non-stop…

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  • Trading with China: Opportunities for Entering and Expanding

    7th June 2022

    •Tuesday 14 June •09:00 – 10:00 (UK time) •Internal event for Trade teams within the Chamber Network If your members are considering entering into – or expanding trading with – the vast Chinese market, then this fascinating and practical webinar is for you. We’re joined by Tom Duke, HM Deputy…

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  • BCC RESPOND TO NEW TRADE FRAMEWORK DEAL WITH INDIANA

    7th June 2022

    Reacting to news of the deal, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “We welcome the first Memorandum of Understanding reached between the UK and a US state – the Hoosier state – Indiana. “Traders in the UK will hope this is the first stage in a…

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  • BCC respond to Chancellor’s statement

    26th May 2022

    Reacting to news of today’s measures announced by the Chancellor, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:   “The sheer scale of the cost-of living crisis facing the British public means the Government is absolutely right to provide additional support to those worst affected.   “For business, the toxic mix of…

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  • The world’s largest law firm to combine with Zaanouni in Tunisia

    25th May 2022

    Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, is announcing today a combination with leading Tunisian law firm, Zaanouni Law Firm and Associates (“Zaanouni”). The combination in Tunisia would position Dentons as a leading global law firm in a strategic location in North Africa, and accelerate the momentum for Dentons to become…

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  • 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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