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In a few weeks, the State of Virginia’s Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) team will visit the UK. If you know of any medium/large firms (over £15M turnover) that are considering growing in the USA, please can you point them in our direction? VEDP’s service is free and confidential. Heather Wells and I have over 10…

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Preparing For A Trade Mission — One Week To Go

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

So far we have looked at what you can do to make the most of your forthcoming overseas business visit. The last week is a crucial time, as you finalise details and ensure you’ve got everything you need. In this final week, the thing you should most often be thinking is “what have I forgotten?”…

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The British Chambers of Commerce has partnered with exchange experts, Moneycorp to provide money saving foreign exchange to chamber members. If you have international payment requirements Moneycorp can help you save hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands every year. Key Benefits Bank-beating exchange rates – typically as much as 4% better than the banks. Expert…

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Make The Most Of EU-Funded Opportunities In Emerging Europe

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The EU’s financial perspective for 2014-20 has earmarked €170 billion for the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe in cohesion policy funds. This represents a huge opportunity for UK firms, to take part in many projects, large and small, in areas such as infrastructure of R&D. Date: 13 November 2014 Location: Polish…

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Export Controls, Export Licences – Who’s Responsible?

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Exporters Beware, more and more goods are being covered by Export Licences than ever before. The changing sanctions regime is also catching out exporters especially with Russia and the Middle East in mind. Export Licences are required for goods with a possible military use. Along with the obvious things like armaments and military hardware, the…

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Doing Business With The Americas – Review

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Britain’s exports to the Americas region exceeded £44 billion in 2012. £32.3 billion of these went to the USA – the UK’s number one export destination – but trade with the other countries in the Americas, from Canada to Colombia, is on the rise. To make it easier for British businesses to understand the key…

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Access Brazil – Benefits Of An Access Brazil Market Visit

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

24 – 28 November 2014 Sao Paulo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Alegre Brazil is currently very much in the news, with the imminent start of the World Cup, to be followed by the 2016 Olympics. But aside from global sporting events, Brazil is an important export destination with the 6th largest economy in…

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CBBC and UKTI are dedicated to identifying the latest Business Opportunities for British companies across various sectors. We have identified a number of opportunities which could be of interest to you and your specific sector. For more information on each opportunity please click on the associated hyperlink Agriculture, Food & Beverage Mineral water brands sought…

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Exporting ‘Isn’t Rocket Science’, Says Business Leader

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Exporting ‘isn’t rocket science’, according to director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), John Longworth. Mr Longworth said that companies that trade internationally bring “significant bang for buck in the economy”, but he stressed that there is a shortage of firms exporting which is preventing the UK economy from achieving its full potential….

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Thanet Trades Benefits from Start Up loan

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

A new online directory aims to boost the local economy of Thanet in Kent and beyond by making local businesses more accessible to potential clients now funding has been secured; thanks to the support of Kent Invicta Chamber, Let’s Do Business Group and the National Start Up loan scheme Powered by 118 and Thompson Local,…

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