The UK has secured a trade deal in principle with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses across the country, in the first major trade deal negotiated from scratch by the Government since we left the EU. Find out how this could benefit your business.
Welcome to our news.
Here, you can keep up to date with events surrounding international trade. We have a series of blog posts that provide qualitative market and sector knowledge.
The Market Meeting and Consultation Updates provide you with a list of upcoming 121 meetings. Including insights from market and sector experts from The Department for International Trade and buyers/sellers around the world.
Cumbrian Food Business Represents the North West on the International Stage
Cumbrian artisan condiment makers Hawkshead Relish recently had the opportunity to represent the North West and raise awareness of the region’s food and drink offer on the international stage.
North West businesses continue growth with Japan
On 22 October the government announced that it had signed a new UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) - the UK’s first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that goes beyond its existing EU deal.
The deal can benefit more than 700 businesses in the North West that exported to Japan last year and encourage new business.
EU Transition: Prepare for change
The UK has left the EU and the transition period is ending.
Whilst the UK negotiates additional arrangements with trading partners, businesses can take action to prepare for change. New rules will come into affect from January 2021.
Going Global: How can service businesses scale internationally?
A guide for entrepreneurs and SMEs based in the North, to help sell their services to overseas markets. Expanding into new markets is one of the most powerful tools available to organisations, when driving business growth.
Moving Online is Key to Helping Companies Thrive
Some organisations are undoubtedly faring better than others under the challenging business landscape, and one thing that many of the high performers seem to have in common is that they all have a strong online presence… or they’ve created one as part of their crisis response
International Trade: How Can We Continue Without Travel?
The current changes to the global travel industry will have a major and potentially ongoing impact on a company’s trade with global B2B and B2C buyers, as well as with foreign suppliers.
Protect Your Innovative IP in the International Markets
If you’re developing new solutions and making plans to expand globally, applying for trademarks or patents, and protecting your intellectual property, should be a priority.
Reinvent Your Business During Crisis
Crises can be difficult to navigate, but they do provide a unique opportunity to review and adapt existing business models to better meet the evolving needs of customers during tough situations
Client Management During Crisis
During times of crisis, customers seek support from those around them; they look to others for guidance, whether that be friends, family members, or even the businesses they buy from