International News

  • IMF forecasts stronger recovery for world economy

    7th April 2021

    The International Monetary Fund is now forecasting a stronger economic recovery this year and next. The IMF has upgraded both…

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  • Liz Truss unveils plans to work with G7 to tackle global trading challenges

    31st March 2021

    International Trade Secretary sets out agenda to champion free and fair trade as she chairs ministers’ meeting of first ever…

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  • Liz Truss announces creation of four major new Trade and Investment Hubs across the UK

    24th March 2021

    New trade hubs will channel the economic benefits of international trade directly into Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the North…

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  • £20m SME Brexit Support Fund Open for Applications

    17th March 2021

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new…

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  • US suspends tariffs on UK goods in trade dispute

    4th March 2021

    The UK welcomes US decision to suspend tariffs today on a range of goods, as we agree a joint de-escalation…

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  • Airport staff to trial pre-departure rapid testing

    1st March 2021

    PocDoc and BioSure to work with Edinburgh Airport as part of recovery planning. Pre-departure rapid testing that delivers results within…

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  • Be prepared – cross-border disputes post-brexit

    24th February 2021

    For Scottish businesses trading with European customers and suppliers the recent EU-UK trade deal offered little clarity on the question…

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  • Why are Rules of Origin putting a spanner in the works?

    23rd February 2021

    Rules of Origin (RoO) are putting a spanner in the works for UK exporters wishing to take advantage of the…

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  • Data protection: European Commission launches process on personal data flows to UK

    19th February 2021

    Today, the Commission launched the process towards the adoption of two adequacy decisions for transfers of personal data to the…

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  • Britain’s superstar exporters to ignite the next generation of top international exporters

    12th February 2021

    *Intermittent exporters could boost UK exports by £4.4 billion* *Superstar exporters – the top 10% of exporters – account for…

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  • BCC Brexit survey: Half of UK exporters report difficulties adapting to changes relating to EU-UK goods trade

    11th February 2021

    Results from the first major business survey for 2021 by the British Chambers of Commerce on Brexit found that half (49%) of  exporters  are  facing  difficulties…

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  • How the Brexit deal will affect immigration

    11th February 2021

    We now have confirmation of a post-Brexit deal with the EU, but the detail and how it will work in…

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  • £23 million Seafood Disruption Support Scheme now open

    11th February 2021

    Fund will cover up to £100,000 of losses per business caused by delays related to the export of fresh or…

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  • UK applies to join huge Pacific free trade area CPTPP

    4th February 2021

    The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of…

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  • Clyde & Co grows continental European arbitration presence through Hamburg hire

    2nd February 2021

    Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hire of Georg Scherpf as a Counsel and Head of…

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  • Why you may find yourself trading under WTO rules despite the Brexit deal

    1st February 2021

    Negotiations between the UK and EU on our post-Brexit transition period trading relationship with the EU from 1st January 2021…

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  • Exports of Scottish food and drink grow

    25th January 2021

    Today (Monday 25 January), Scots across the world will be celebrating Burns Night with a hearty serving of haggis, thanks…

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  • Scottish government sets out inward investment plan

    20th January 2021

    The Scottish government has laid out its ambitions to be a leading destination for inward investment, identifying nine areas that…

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  • Jet2 expands Edinburgh offering

    7th January 2021

    32 sunshine destinations now available Passengers will be able to choose from a total of 32 sunshine destinations with Jet2.com…

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  • Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU

    5th January 2021

    The rules of origin requirements for the most important provisions that your business needs to understand and comply with, under…

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