ECHA Draft revised guidance

31 March 2014

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).

CoRAP for 2014–2016

31 March 2014

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.

How many do you get for a pound?

28 March 2014

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.

EU competition police come down hard on cartel

26 March 2014

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.

WEEE guidance notes published

25 March 2014

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.

Your views wanted on support for UK exports

24 March 2014

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.

Rebalancing towards net exports is going too slowly

19 March 2014

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.

Exporters given a Budget boost

19 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne said that his Budget would help those companies trying to reach new markets and then announced an initiative that would certainly cut the cost for them getting there.

UK East Coast feeder service launched

18 March 2014

London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury has announced an agreement with MSC Geneva and Zeta System srl, along with partners BG Freight, to launch a new UK East Coast feeder service.