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Joint statement on UK and Eastern and Southern Africa EPA

Joint statement on UK and Eastern and Southern Africa EPA

Joint meeting of the UK and Eastern and Southern Africa states (ESA) on a future UK-ESA Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to ensure trade continuity.

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International Trade Secretary consults Birmingham businesses

International Trade Secretary consults Birmingham businesses

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox urges people across the UK to have their say on how the government approaches trade negotiations once we leave the EU.

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UK exports continue to grow following launch of Export Strategy

UK exports continue to grow following launch of Export Strategy

Exports were up by 6.4% in the year to June 2018 when compared to the same period last year according to the latest ONS Balance of Payments data out today.

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Whitley Bay seaweed business eyes new international markets

Whitley Bay seaweed business eyes new international markets

With government support Seaweed & Co.'s overseas sales now account for 15% of its turnover, shipping its milled seaweed ingredients to customers worldwide.

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Seven GREAT years

Seven GREAT years

The GREAT campaign celebrates 7 years of showcasing to the world the very best of what the whole nation has to offer.

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Have your say on the UK's future trade negotiations

Have your say on the UK's future trade negotiations

Members of the public and businesses can now have their say on the UK's prospective trade agreements. Online consultations close on 26 October 2018.

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Have your say on the UK's future trade negotiations

Have your say on the UK's future trade negotiations

Members of the public and businesses can now have their say on the UK's prospective trade agreements. Online consultations close on 26 October 2018.

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Investment drive could help Met Police and London Fire Brigade go green

Investment drive could help Met Police and London Fire Brigade go green

PM and International Trade Secretary announce £500m of investment as LEVC trial electric vans with Met Police and London Fire Brigade

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UK and Texas medical centre agree partnership to drive life sciences innovation

UK and Texas medical centre agree partnership to drive life sciences innovation

Department for International Trade and the Texas Medical Centre agree significant research and innovation partnership

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Loughborough stationery firm secures stateside success

Loughborough stationery firm secures stateside success

Ohh Deer, has seen a 500% increase in its orders from US partner Papyrus in the last 12 months, with support from the Department for International Trade.

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Forest Gin branches out into new spirits and overseas markets

Forest Gin branches out into new spirits and overseas markets

Macclesfield based distillery expects exports to grow tenfold after securing unprecedented pre-orders from Japanese customers for its new line of whisky.

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PM announces ambition for UK to be largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022

PM announces ambition for UK to be largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022

The Prime Minister has announced the new ambition during a visit to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

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Liam Fox delivers Parliament and the public a central role in post Brexit UK trade agreements

Liam Fox delivers Parliament and the public a central role in post Brexit UK trade agreements

Major new proposals will ensure that MPs, the Devolved Administrations, businesses and the public can influence Britain’s post-Brexit trade.

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US UK Trade and Investment Working Group, London   statement

US UK Trade and Investment Working Group, London statement

Statement following the fourth meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group, and the second meeting of the US-UK SME Dialogue

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UK and Ukraine welcome progress on trade relationship

UK and Ukraine welcome progress on trade relationship

Joint statement by the UK and Ukraine on our trading relationship.

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UK exports at record high

UK exports at record high

Exports of UK goods and services rose to a record high of £620.2 billion in the year to March 2018 according to new trade figures released today.

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HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific named

HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific named

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP appoints senior Downing Street aide Natalie Black as Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific.

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HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific named

HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific named

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP appoints senior Downing Street aide Natalie Black as Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific.

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Trade growth top of the agenda on Teesside tour

Trade growth top of the agenda on Teesside tour

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, visited Teesside to highlight a growing export industry and hear from local businesses about their future plans.

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Meeting of the Australia UK Trade Working Group

Meeting of the Australia UK Trade Working Group

Joint statement from the latest working group meeting in Canberra, Australia, to discuss trade between the UK and Australia.

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Best of British showcased to Commonwealth leaders in London

Best of British showcased to Commonwealth leaders in London

Duke of Cambridge hosts Commonwealth leaders and over 1,500 guests at ‘Welcome to the UK Reception’ at the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

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International Trade Secretary urges UK business to show off the best of Britain at Expo 2020 Dubai

International Trade Secretary urges UK business to show off the best of Britain at Expo 2020 Dubai

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is urging innovative UK businesses to seize the opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Prudential Regulation Authority launches public consultation on eligibility of guarantees

Prudential Regulation Authority launches public consultation on eligibility of guarantees

Consultation on eligibility of guarantees as unfunded credit protection under the Capital Requirements Regulation, which could impact UKEF guarantees.

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EU consultation: questionnaire on proposed US tariff increases on certain steel and aluminium products

EU consultation: questionnaire on proposed US tariff increases on certain steel and aluminium products

UK government response to the EU Commission consultation.

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Live longer, better, healthier: new innovation funding

Live longer, better, healthier: new innovation funding

£300 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will support our ageing population, with opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together.

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The visit of Lord Astor of Hever to Oman

The visit of Lord Astor of Hever to Oman

Visit of Lord Astor of Hever, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Oman on 11 – 15 February 2018.

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UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education

UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education

Giving students the skills they need for success: UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education gathers university leaders from across Egypt

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Welsh economy one of the fastest growing in the UK

Welsh economy one of the fastest growing in the UK

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns visited technology exporter Sure Chill in Cardiff to learn more about the Welsh export market.

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UK healthcare education and training in high demand in China

UK healthcare education and training in high demand in China

The UK’s position as a global leader in healthcare education and training means Healthcare UK are supporting increasing numbers of organisations exporting to China.

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U.S. UK Trade and Investment Working Group Statement

U.S. UK Trade and Investment Working Group Statement

Joint Statement on the Second Meeting of the U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group in London this week

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Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on India mission to attract more tourists to Britain

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on India mission to attract more tourists to Britain

India is a key market for Britain and the number of visitors is forecast to grow to 531,000 by 2020.

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The visit of Lord Astor of Hever to Oman

The visit of Lord Astor of Hever to Oman

Visit of Lord Astor of Hever, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Oman, 2 to 6 October 2017.

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Dodoma city development tops agenda of UK Trade Envoy’s visit to Tanzania

Dodoma city development tops agenda of UK Trade Envoy’s visit to Tanzania

UK Trade envoy visits Tanzania.

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Astana Expo comes to an end after attracting 4 million visitors

Astana Expo comes to an end after attracting 4 million visitors

The UK’s participation in the International Astana Expo 2017 has ended following a 3-month journey into the theme of 'Future Energy'.

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The Mersey Beatles headline Astana Expo

The Mersey Beatles headline Astana Expo

UK tribute band The Mersey Beatles played 2 special performances as part of a British showcase at the Astana Expo 2017.

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India’s major healthcare system development

India’s major healthcare system development

The Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH), supported by Healthcare UK, has commenced development work for two out of eleven 1,000 bed Medicity sites.

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Open call for sponsors and partners for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Open call for sponsors and partners for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

DIT is looking for sponsors and partners to help deliver the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018.

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Electric car team racing in Mongol Rally arrive at UK Pavilion

Electric car team racing in Mongol Rally arrive at UK Pavilion

First team to enter an electric vehicle in the Mongol Rally arrive at the UK Pavilion, coinciding with 25th anniversary of UK-KZ relations.

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Bid to boost bilateral trade in Malaysia and South Korea

Bid to boost bilateral trade in Malaysia and South Korea

Mark Garnier aims to strengthen existing trade links on visit to 2 important Asian markets.

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UK Government bids to unlock new markets for scotch whisky

UK Government bids to unlock new markets for scotch whisky

The UK Government is working to reduce export tariffs on scotch whisky and other landmark Scottish produce as we leave the EU.

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Financing growth in innovative firms: have your say

Financing growth in innovative firms: have your say

New consultation will explore investment options to help fund innovation ‘unicorns’ in the UK.

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US UK Trade Working Group lays groundwork for potential future free trade agreement

US UK Trade Working Group lays groundwork for potential future free trade agreement

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer welcome the historic first meeting of the US-UK Trade Working Group.

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Call for sponsors and partners for GREAT Festival of Innovation, Hong Kong

Call for sponsors and partners for GREAT Festival of Innovation, Hong Kong

DIT is looking for sponsors and partners to help deliver the GREAT Festival in Hong Kong, 21 to 24 March 2018.

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NSGI publishes political economy analysis beginner's guide

NSGI publishes political economy analysis beginner's guide

The Beginner’s Guide to Political Economy Analysis (PEA) provides a learning resource for those working on delivering development initiatives overseas.

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Spanish state visit 2017

Spanish state visit 2017

King Felipe IV and Queen Letizia of Spain came to the UK on the first official Spanish state visit in more than 30 years.

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