International Trade

BCC: Trends still point to lack of sustained boost to exports

11 April in Business News, Chamber News, International Trade

Commenting on the data Head of Trade Policy at the BCC William Bain said:  “The effects of data collection changes still unwinding make monthly comparisons impossible, but taking a longer snapshot there are still issues of concern for businesses. EU exports were 0.3% lower in February...

Decree by the Central Bank of Egypt – Letters of Credit and exemptions

28 February in Department for International Trade, International Trade

A statement came out from The Central Bank of Egypt on the 13th of February 2022 stating: As one of the governance procedures to regulate the importation process of goods into Egypt; The decision was made to stop all import transactions through collection of documents and...

Four in Ten UK Exporters Reporting Decreased Sales in Q1 2021

12 April in Business News, Chamber News, International Trade

Balance of UK firms reporting increased export sales drops, despite already being at historically low levels. Hospitality firms, caterers, retailers and wholesalers all most likely to report decreased sales. Advance bookings and export orders show no signs of improvement, indicating that recovery is distant   The British Chambers of Commerce’s Trade Confidence Outlook for Q1, released today, has revealed the stark issues...

Importing and/or Exporting – Grants available to SME’s

16 February in International Trade, Member News

HMG has announced a new £20m fund to provide grants to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting. Click the link for further information:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-to-help-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-new-to-importing-or-exporting The SME Brexit Support Fund could give up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if the business...