Forthcoming trade events December 2023

22 November 2023

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Country Profile — Madagascar

15 November 2023

The world’s fourth-largest island, just off the coast of south-east Africa, Madagascar’s modest economy revolves around tourism, textiles, agriculture and mining, but still offers niche opportunities for UK trade and investment.

Cultural issues in international business

9 November 2023

Everyone involved in exporting knows about the barriers to trade such as tariffs, quotas and product standards and it’s a given that, when we sell to another country, we need to understand the legal regime. However, cultural requirements can be just as important but are often much more difficult to define.

Country Profile — Luxembourg

25 October 2023

One of the smallest but most affluent countries in Europe, Luxembourg offers niche trade and investment opportunities for sophisticated UK firms.

Boosting trade with India

18 October 2023

Negotiations on a UK–India Free Trade Agreement, launched in January 2022, are continuing with increased intensity.

EU exit watch — green light for green lane across the Irish Sea

12 October 2023

We reported last month that the Government had been forced to delay a number of post-Brexit initiatives that had been due to come into force. Now comes news of a further postponement, and one which traders will welcome, as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the Trader Support Service will not be coming to its expected conclusion but has been extended until December 2024.

Selecting a distributor

22 September 2023

Choosing an effective distributor for an export market is one of the most important decisions you will make. A poor choice can lock a business or product out of a market permanently.

Country Profile — Malaysia

15 September 2023

Malaysia’s dynamic, vibrant economy offers huge potential for British investors and exporters across a broad sweep of industry sectors.