Barriers facing UK exporters

21 July 2014

While the majority of firms have ambitions to grow domestically, fewer than half are looking to expand their business overseas, according to a major survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Guides to the rising cities of Asia

17 July 2014

Heathrow has joined forces with Asia House, the leading pan-Asian organisation in the UK, to launch a series of guides offering advice on how to trade with Asian cities showing high-growth potential.

Business risks in Hong Kong

16 July 2014

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) produces a series of guides on security and political risks that UK businesses may face when operating in various key markets around the world.

EU's new trade deal with West Africa

14 July 2014

For several years the European Commission has been trying to agree a series of trade deals (Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs)) with groups of lesser-developed countries hoping to encourage not only trade with the EU but also within the group.

Protecting public services in EU trade agreements

10 July 2014

The European Union, and individual Member States, are required to protect public services in any new laws or policies they adopt, including EU-wide trade agreements with countries outside the Union.

Yemen joins the world trade club

9 July 2014

There are fewer than 200 countries in the world so the fact that 80% of them are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is an indication of its importance, despite repeated failures in recent years to introduce a new global deal.

Export expectations at new high

8 July 2014

According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), an unprecedented boost in plans to increase exports is driving levels of business optimism to record highs.

Bank must support exporters

7 July 2014

The revised GDP figures for the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 show growth as 0.8% on the quarter with year-on-year GDP growth revised down slightly from 3.1% to 3.0%.

Russia and Ukraine trading update

4 July 2014

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has issued updated information for UK exporters on the impact on business of Russia’s recent intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.