International News

  • UK agrees historic trade deal with Australia

    15th June 2021

    The UK has secured a trade deal with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses…

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  • Iconic British exports expected to benefit from any trade deal with Australia 

    8th June 2021

    Some of the Britain’s most famous exports could enjoy major wins from a UK-Australia trade deal, the Department for International Trade has revealed.…

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  • UK announces trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

    7th June 2021

    The United Kingdom has secured a new trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein that will boost critical British sectors…

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  • SME Brexit Support Fund

    27th May 2021

    The SME Brexit Support Fund is for small and medium sized businesses who are new to importing or exporting. It…

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  • UK kick starts preparation for trade negotiations with India

    25th May 2021

    14-week consultation launched to seek views from the public and businesses Trade Secretary Liz Truss has today kicked off preparations…

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  • New tariff suspension scheme tailored to UK economy

    21st May 2021

    The UK is to launch its own tariff suspension scheme, designed to help make companies more competitive.   UK firms…

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  • BCC welcomes ratification of UK-EU TCA but says work remains to be done

    28th April 2021

    Speaking after news that the Trade and Co-operation Agreeement has been ratified, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said: …

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  • Concerns over Inflation Rise as Manufacturers’ Price Expectations Climb to 4-year High

    22nd April 2021

    Balance of manufacturers expecting their prices to increase highest since Q4 2017 87% of production & manufacturing firms cited pressure…

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  • UK exports to EU see partial rebound after January flop

    20th April 2021

    Exports of goods from the UK to the EU partially rebounded in February 2021, increasing by £3.7 billion (46.6%) after…

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  • 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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