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BCC: Exports To EU Remain Weak

Significant changes in the way ONS collects data make month by month comparisons especially difficult now, but it is noteworthy that exports to the EU continued to fall in January this year.

The conflict in Eastern Europe and what it means for UK energy supply

The invasion by Russia of Ukraine is an appalling act of aggression with terrible loss of life and displacement of potentially the largest number of people in Europe since World War II. One impact of the aggression is likely to be a significant impact on the UK’s energy supply. Energy – specifically oil and gas – is one of Russia’s key exports into Europe as it supplies much of the continent’s oil and gas.

New Zealand Trade Deal a Boost for Net Zero - BCC

This deal will mean zero-tariff trade for UK exporters with customers in New Zealand once the agreement enters into force early next year. It will also be easier for SMEs to access the New Zealand market as paperwork and red tape are reduced through modern provisions on digital trade.

BCC: New UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement  a positive step

This agreement is a great boost for trade in both goods and services with the growing Singapore market. It has the potential to set the standard and could be a beacon for other nations looking to establish these practices with the UK.

BCC RESEARCH FINDS LITTLE LOVE FOR EU TRADE DEAL

New research carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce of more than 1,000 businesses has highlighted a host of issues with the UK’s trade deal with Europe. The BCC believes urgent steps should be taken to address these problems so the UK Government’s ambition to increase the number of firms exporting can be met.

BCC: Major room for improvement in trade required

A late 2021 upswing in UK goods trade, particularly in chemicals exports to Ireland, does not hide the significant room for improvement in trade needed if the UK is to make the most of its recovery from the depths of the pandemic in 2020.

Top ten things businesses can do now to lower their emissions

See the top ten things businesses can do to reduce carbon emissions on the road to net zero and to operate more sustainably.

BCC: PAC REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ACTION ON EU TRADE

The report reflects the lived experiences on EU trade that more than a thousand small and medium-sized firms have shared with the BCC over the past six months.

CONSULTATION ON NEW ISRAEL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS  WELCOMED BY BCC

A bespoke free trade negotiation between the UK and Israel could allow for additional market access for tourism, professional and financial services, as well as clearer rules to open up digital trade between the two.

BCC SAYS MORE MUST BE DONE TO IMPROVE UK-EU TRADE

On the second anniversary of Brexit, and with huge lorry queues being reported at Dover last week, the BCC is calling for urgent action to improve trade with Europe. With well over half of UK exporters (60%) surveyed by the BCC in November 2021 reporting difficulties in trading with the EU, an increase from 49% in January 2021, it is clear urgent action is needed.