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International Trade Secretary appoints new ‘HM Trade Commissioner’ for China

  Dr Liam Fox announces Richard Burn as the new HM Trade Commissioner for China during a trade visit to the country. Richard Burn named as HM Trade Commissioner for China Dr Fox leads delegation of more than 50 British businesses … Continue reading

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Eurostat: Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area

  December 2017 compared with November 2017 Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area Down by 1.0% in EU28 In December 2017 compared with November 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.1% in … Continue reading

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Eurostat Update: Industrial production up by 1.0% in euro area

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 1.0% in industrial production in the euro area in November 2017, compared with October 2017, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.0%, durable consumer goods by 1.6%, intermediate goods by 1.1% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.1%, while production of energy remained unchanged. Continue reading

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UKEF extends support for UK exports to over 60 currencies

Overseas buyers can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies when they buy from the UK. Overseas buyers of UK exports can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies, Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP … Continue reading

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Trade policy minister sets out future UK-Africa trading relationship

  Minister for Trade Policy, Greg Hands, has set out his vision for a positive UK-Africa trading relationship. Minister for Trade Policy, Greg Hands, has set out his vision for a positive UK-Africa trading relationship. Speaking to the Africa All Party Parliamentary … Continue reading

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International Trade Secretary announces new roles to boost trade around the globe

  The Secretary of State has announced the creation of 9 HM Trade Commissioner roles to represent the UK in trade markets abroad. The Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, has this week announced that the Department for … Continue reading

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Call for bids for producing Japan Cyber Security Market Intelligence toolkit

The British Embassy Tokyo is inviting interested parties to submit bids for producing Japan Cyber Security Market Intelligence toolkit to help the UK cyber security companies to capture business opportunities in the Japanese market. Continue reading

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Report: EU trade agreements in place deliver tangible benefits

The EU has today published a report assessing the implementation of its existing trade agreements. This horizontal report is the first of its kind and sheds light on what happens after trade agreements are negotiated and have entered into force.  Continue reading

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Industrial producer prices up by 0.6% in both euro area and EU28

  In September 2017, compared with August 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August 2017, prices increased by 0.3% … Continue reading

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CIP: Trading between the EU and Canada

This Customs Information Paper (CIP) brings to your attention the introduction of the EU and Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), specifically the preferential arrangements contained therein. Continue reading

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