A draft for a revised version of the guidance on Scientific Research and Development (SR&D) and Product and Process Orientated Research (PPORD) has been sent by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to the Partner Expert Group (PEG).
The Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for the 2014 to 2016 period has been published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) following adoption of the opinion on the draft substances, evaluated by its Member State Committee (MSC) in February.
A report by AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, has revealed high levels of concern among UK SMEs with regard to the effects of currency volatility on their international trade.
Two European companies (SKF and Schaeffler) and four Japanese companies (one with its French subsidiary NTN-SNR) are facing a hefty bill after having operated a cartel in the market for automotive bearings.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance notes for those involved in the sale, purchase and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to accompany the Code of Practice it published earlier this month.
Following the Chancellor’s promises of more help for exporters in his recent Budget speech, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has launched a public consultation on how best to support UK exports and investments overseas.
According to the latest trade figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK deficit on trade in goods and services was £2.6 billion in January 2014, compared with a deficit of £0.7 billion in December 2013.