Exporting active substances in a no deal scenario

27 June 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published information on the “Written Confirmation” process, for active substances manufactured in the UK, that will be adopted if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

EU confirms a rise in protectionism

26 June 2019

The continuous increase in the number of barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets has been highlighted by the European Commission in the latest edition of its Trade and Investment Barriers Report (TIBR).

Empowering women through international trade

25 June 2019

While international trade contributes to 36 million jobs in the European Union, the European Commission has highlighted that women occupy less than two-fifths of these roles and, globally, they lead only 15% of exporting firms.

Is the EU ready for a no-deal Brexit?

25 June 2019

Several of the candidates to become Conservative Party leader, and therefore Prime Minister, have expressed a willingness to leave the EU on 31 October without a deal so the question arises, what are the EU’s plans in this regard?

Getting creative with exports

21 June 2019

The first ever UK Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB) strategy has been published, pledging to boost creative industries goods and service exports by 50% by 2023.

UK-South Korea trade to continue after Brexit

20 June 2019

Businesses from the UK and South Korea will be able to keep trading freely with each other after Brexit, thanks to an agreement on trade continuity reached between the two countries.

Fox hails special trading relationship

19 June 2019

With rapidly growing demand from the United States helping UK exports climb to a record high of £645.8 billion in the 12 months to April 2019, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has claimed that this is fresh evidence of the special relationship between the two countries.

Business and TUC set out view of the future of trade

18 June 2019

We recently reported that representatives from businesses and interest groups had met to discuss the UK’s future trade strategy with the Department for International Trade (see “Setting the UK’s future trade strategy”).

Chambers aim to support businesses through Brexit and beyond

17 June 2019

An agreement that will see 24 additional British Chambers across Europe become part of the its Global Business Network has been signed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE).

UK backs reform of the global trade rules

17 June 2019

There is a danger that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) could quietly turn into an organisation without the means of enforcing its rules, leaving firms high and dry in key global markets.