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Trade with South Korea: call for input

The Government is seeking a number of industries’ views to help influence its negotiating strategy before launching into an enhanced trade agreement with South Korea. They want to know: what you think about our current trading arrangements with South Korea where we could make changes or improvements where you are facing challenges or constraints when attempting to trade or invest…
Ben Kemp
December 16, 2022
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Trade Secretary hails Welsh Life Sciences Sector at Life Science report launch

Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch, visited Wales on Monday and heralded Welsh companies as ‘critical’ to the UK’s life sciences sector. She backed them to play a pivotal role in the UK Government’s growth plans. Badenoch hosted the Board of Trade in Cardiff where she launched the Board’s report on Life Sciences, which sets out the opportunities the sector offers for…
Natalie Creaney
December 2, 2022
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BIVDA supports International Trade Week

BIVDA is pleased to put its support behind the Department for International Trade’s awareness week for export trade. The In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Industry values the support they have provided to our sector to facilitate export sales over the years and have found the life science specialists in Embassies and Consulates around the world are a great source for information…
Ben Kemp
November 4, 2022
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Update: Declaring reusable packaging for Great Britain imports and exports

When to submit a safety and security declaration for imports into Great Britain has changed. No new import controls will be introduced in 2022. A new target operating model of border controls will be published in Autumn 2022, with an aim to introduce the new rules by the end of 2023. The full guidance document can be accessed here.
Ben Kemp
September 2, 2022
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The UK Single Trade Window: Consultation on Features to Inform Design and Legislation

The UK is seeking to take advantage of the benefits of trade post-Brexit by creating the most effective trade border in the world: the UK Single Trade Window. The UK government has committed £180m to build a world-leading Single Trade Window which will reduce costs and bureaucracy for traders at the border, embrace innovation, simplify processes for traders and travellers,…
Natalie Creaney
July 29, 2022
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Medicinal Products Working Group, Technical Barriers to Trade Specialised Committee and the UK-EU TCA updates

Medicinal Products Working Group and Technical Barriers to Trade Specialised Committee update and call for any issues related to the UK-EU TCA: The Medicines and Devices (Goods) team remain ready to stand up the Medicinal Products Working Group (MPWG) and continue working to progress the forum. They have agreed a pragmatic compromise with the Commission that the Technical Barriers to…
Ben Kemp
July 1, 2022
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HMRC urges businesses to switch to the new Customs Declaration Service for exchange of goods between GB and UK

HMRC has reached out to businesses this week alerting them of the need to utilise the new Customs Declaration Service in advance of 30 September 2022. The new streamlined customs IT platform must be used from this date onwards, and it will replace the previous Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), representing a significant upgrade by providing businesses with…
Natalie Creaney
June 24, 2022
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DIT invites applicants to the ‘UK Life Sciences Innovators 2022’ showcase

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is inviting expressions of interest to be considered for the 2022 international showcase of UK Life Sciences Innovators. This year sees the launch of DIT’s UK Life Sciences Innovators 2022, an international showcase of UK exporters of innovative solutions going global, and of global innovators bringing their solutions to the UK. This is your…
Ben Kemp
April 29, 2022