Field research — Making the best of a visit to a target market

4 October 2019

Developing a new market is often a challenging and painstaking task, and usually requires a significant investment of time and resource. For most exporters, an exploratory visit to the market can pay dividends. But without proper preparation, the time and effort can easily be wasted says Tim Hiscock.

Forthcoming trade events October 2019

27 September 2019

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

Brexit Watch — Love Supreme?

27 September 2019

When this series of articles first started three years ago, it would not have seemed credible that we would now be on our third Conservative Prime Minister and that the UK would still be in preliminary negotiations with the EU over the terms of its departure. Paul Clarke updates us on the ever-changing world of EU withdrawal.

What’s behind successful business innovation?

24 September 2019

Innovation may once have been the product of good luck plus “one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. Now it is a strategic element of economic successes that must deliver continuously. Which means that innovation itself is undergoing a make-over, reports Jon Herbert.

Country Profile — Israel

20 September 2019

A country never far away from the spotlight, Israel nonetheless boasts a diversified and sophisticated economy with rich potential for foreign firms. Martin Clark reports.

Brexit Planning Toolkit

6 September 2019

Almost 50% of the UK’s international trade is with the other 27 countries of the EU (EU27). Businesses that trade directly or indirectly with the EU27 will be affected by Brexit and should plan for the impact on their operations.

A "no deal" Brexit — Is your business prepared?

6 September 2019

In less than 9 weeks the UK is leaving the EU, at least that is the current plan. It is looking increasingly likely that there will be a no deal Brexit. Furthermore, if there is no deal it is possible that the UK and EU could enter into agreements for specific areas. Consequently, this is a fluid situation and significant changes may be introduced at any time.

Country Profile — Poland

6 September 2019

One of Europe’s big economic success stories since it transformed into a market economy back in the early 1990s, Poland still has plenty of room for growth yet. Martin Clark reports.