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Trade Update: UK-Gulf Cooperation Council FTA negotiations

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Statement on the sixth round of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council

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First published.

Business Basics Programme: final report

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This report reviews the Business Basics Programme, what we have learned and how the findings can be used to improve the effectiveness of business support policy.

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First published.

Expanding DBT export support in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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We’re seeking views from businesses and stakeholders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on how increased export support offered by DBT can complement existing export support services.

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Welsh language version of call for evidence outcome added to documents list.

Smarter regulation: regulating for growth

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We’re seeking views on revised statutory guidance for the growth duty.

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Summary of responses received, the government’s response to the consultation, and the next steps have been added to the page.

UK-Canada committee documents

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Decisions, documents and meeting minutes from the UK-Canada committees.

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A summary of discussion for the second UK-Canada Joint Management Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures on May 17 2023 has been uploaded to the page.

SME Council membership revealed ahead of first meeting

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New Small Business Council meets for first time to discuss access to finance and removing barriers to growth

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First published.

Trade and investment factsheets: quality and methodology report

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The quality and methodology report for the trade and investment factsheets.

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Factsheets updated to reflect the latest data available. The data source for the number of businesses trading goods has been changed from HMRC Trade in Goods by Business Characteristics to HMRC Regional Trade Statistics. Further details can be found in the quality and methodology report published alongside these factsheets.

Webinars for using the UKCA and CE markings to place products on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A list of upcoming webinars on the UK’s approach to product marking and placing products on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Webinar dates for February and March 2024 added. Title and description amended to address that webinars cover product markings beyond solely UKCA.

Overseas business risk for Latvia

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Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in Latvia.

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Guidance updated with status of Istanbul Convention, and procedure on how to report any corruption.

Smarter regulation

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This page sets out how the UK government’s smarter regulation programme seeks to reduce burdens on businesses and promote innovation and growth.

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REUL Parliamentary Report added under the REUL section of Smarter Regulation page

Overseas business risk for Moldova

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Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in Moldova.

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This guidance has been reviewed and updated where necessary.

UK-Central America committee documents

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Decisions, documents and meeting minutes from UK-Central America countries committees.

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The minutes of the second meeting of the United Kingdom-Central America intellectual property subcommittee, held on 9 October 2023 have been published.

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