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DEFRA- Common Errors Found by Sample Health Certificate Checks and an IUU Documentation Reminder

DEFRA- Common Errors Found by Sample Health Certificate Checks and an IUU Documentation Reminder

Published on February 26, 2024 in .

SEVERAL common errors have been identified through the documentary checks undertaken since 31st January. DEFRA have summarised these and set out the official guidance related to these common errors to improve understanding and minimise errors being made in the future.

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Scale Of Red Sea Disruption Revealed

Scale Of Red Sea Disruption Revealed

Published on February 26, 2024 in .

NEW research by the BCC’s Insights Unit has uncovered the scale of the impact on UK businesses caused by the disruption to shipping in the Red Sea.

Almost two fifths (37%) of more than 1,000 firms surveyed overall for the research said they had been impacted - with exporters, manufacturers and B2C businesses (which include retailers and wholesalers) far more likely to report an impact.

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Important information about changes to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for goods moving into Northern Ireland

Important information about changes to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for goods moving into Northern Ireland

Published on February 19, 2024 in .

CHANGES to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
From 24 March 2024, there will be changes that will affect how you make declarations into Northern Ireland through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). These changes will apply to goods moving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain (GB-NI) and to goods moving into Northern Ireland from a country outside of both the UK and the EU (Rest of World-NI).

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Central Bank of Iraq Decision on Cash Withdrawals in US dollars

Central Bank of Iraq Decision on Cash Withdrawals in US dollars

Published on February 13, 2024 in .

08/02/2024- update from the Embassy of The Republic of Iraq regarding cash withdrawals in US Dollars.

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Opportunities in the USA: A road map to Texas -Webinar - 29th February, 2024   @2:30pm - 4:00pm

Opportunities in the USA: A road map to Texas -Webinar - 29th February, 2024 @2:30pm - 4:00pm

Published on February 08, 2024 in .

For those businesses looking to grow their existing footprint, make acquisitions or set up new operations in the USA, it is crucial that they plan appropriately so that no unexpected costs, delays, taxes or fines are experienced during the process.


Businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse are invited to join the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and Blue Link Worldwide for a webinar highlighting the elements to consider when looking to expand in the USA, with a focus on the state of Texas.
With a strong trade and economic relationship between the UK and the state of Texas, there is no better time to consider this market as part of your export strategy.

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The Border Target Operating Model – Compliance and Enforcement Approach January 31 to April 30 2024

The Border Target Operating Model – Compliance and Enforcement Approach January 31 to April 30 2024

Published on February 07, 2024 in .

DEFRA update on the requirements for traders:

The threats to public health and from animal and plant disease, such as African Swine Fever and Xylella fastidiosa, continue to change and it is important that responsive biosecurity controls are in place to combat them. The UK government will expect the supply chains of goods subject to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls to be ready for the changes which came into place on 31 January 2024 .

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New Format for 2024! Beginners Export & Import Workshops in March

New Format for 2024! Beginners Export & Import Workshops in March

Published on February 06, 2024 in .

THESE step-by-step practical workshops have been created to give you the knowledge you need to run your export & import activities smoothly. They offer a comprehensive introduction suitable for businesses looking to trade internationally or for employees that are new to an import/export role.

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International Trade Centre Newsletter - February 2024

International Trade Centre Newsletter - February 2024

Published on February 01, 2024 in .

Containing key import and export news, updates, events and business support opportunities.

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Trade With Canada - What Happens Next?

Trade With Canada - What Happens Next?

Published on February 01, 2024 in .

Negotiations with Canada on a new free trade deal have broken down, but what does this mean for businesses trading with the country and what happens next?

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Clarity on New Border Checks is Vital

Clarity on New Border Checks is Vital

Published on January 29, 2024 in .

The BCC is urging Government to clarify plans around new customs processes, due to start on Wednesday, as firms remain in the dark about crucial aspects of their operation.

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Common Sense Approach to Product Marking Welcomed

Common Sense Approach to Product Marking Welcomed

Published on January 26, 2024 in .

The Department for Business and Trade has confirmed it will extend the indefinite use of the EU's CE mark to a further three product categories.

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Withdrawal of CDS Waiver Code 999L

Withdrawal of CDS Waiver Code 999L

Published on January 18, 2024 in .

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be withdrawing the CDS Waiver Code 999L from the CDS service at the end of January 2024 for all import declarations

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UK Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy

UK Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy

Published on January 18, 2024 in .

The events of recent years have severely disrupted the global supply chains which we rely on for our critical imports. In a rapidly changing world the UK needs to adapt to these challenges and seize opportunities to ensure the reliable flow of vital goods that underpin our prosperity.

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First International Trade Newsletter of 2024 is out!

First International Trade Newsletter of 2024 is out!

Published on January 11, 2024 in .

Keep up-to-date on recent import and export developments and find out about local business support opportunities in the January 2024 edition of the International Trade Newsletter.

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Russia Sanctions Update

Russia Sanctions Update

Published on January 11, 2024 in .

Revised trade sanctions against Russia have been announced.

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