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Call: British Consulate-General survey on non-tariff barriers to trade in Hong Kong

The British Consulate-General is capturing business views on non-tariff barriers to trade. Continue reading

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Euro area annual inflation up to 1.5%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.5% in August 2017, up from 1.3% in July 2017, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Continue reading

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Taming The Dragon to explore business links with China

Businesses looking to build on Sheffield’s expanding links with China are being encouraged to sign up to a number of events designed to help them explore new opportunities in the country. Sheffield City Council has launched its Sheffield China Business Programme, a series of six seminars for businesses to unlock potential opportunities and understand the different ways of working in the country. It comes as the council prepares for a trade delegation to China in November this year Continue reading

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Inside the international suitcase: The UK’s top holiday exports revealed

Dr Liam Fox encourages businesses to export as figures reveal the UK exported more than £300 million worth of holiday goods in 2016. As millions of people fly away for the summer break, so do British goods as latest figures show sunglasses, swimwear and ice-cream are big exports, accounting for more than three quarters of UK holiday goods.** Continue reading

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Latest HMRC Export and Import Statistics – Released 10th August 2017

The latest trade data was published by UK Trade Date today and the picture looks as follows.

In June 2017 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) decreased to £28.3 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £41.7 billion, compared with last month. Consequently the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £13.4 billion. Continue reading

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New Export Partnership with Turkey to boost UK Trade

UK and Turkey will co-finance projects and contracts as part of an agreement to strengthen trade co-operation and boost investment between the two countries. Continue reading

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DIT is attracting top talent to trade team

DIT is attracting top talent to trade team. The Department for International Trade is building a world-class team to develop our  future global trading arrangements after Brexit. Continue reading

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EU Stats: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €21.4 bn

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €21.4 bn, €4.0 bn surplus for EU28
United Kingdom’s total export trade is noted at €166.6 9bn in fifth place in terms of Member States’ total trade, representing 9% increase from the previous year’s period Jan-May 2016 Continue reading

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EU Stats: Industrial production up by 1.3% in euro area

In May 2017 compared with April 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2017 industrial production rose by 0.3% in euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28. Continue reading

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Latest Export and Import Statistics – HMRC

In May 2017 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £29.4 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £40.2 billion, compared with last month. Consequently the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £10.8billion. Continue reading

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