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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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UKEF announces further Funding Support for SMEs

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is launching a new partnership with five major high street banks to allow smaller businesses to access millions of pounds in government-backed trade finance. UKEF, as part of the Department for International Trade, provides financial support … Continue reading

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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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