The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.
The GREAT campaign, Ministry of Justice and Department for International Trade are delighted to lead a legal services sector trade mission to the UAE & Expo 2020 Dubai in November 2021. We would like to invite members of the UK legal services sector to join our delegation to the UAE between 22-26 November 2021.
This is a unique opportunity for you to meet new clients, expand your networks and take part in panel sessions, business matching meetings and private roundtables hosted by the UK Government.
Over the last year the GREAT campaign to promote legal services has undertaken virtual trade missions and conferences to Africa, and more recently the Middle East, to support the UK legal sector overseas. Whilst virtual events have brought benefits and new learnings to our campaign, we are now looking ahead to our first in-person event since the pandemic began with our visit to the UAE & Expo 2020 Dubai.
About the mission:
Benefits of the mission:
Why the UAE?
For more information, view the exporting to the UAE country guide.
In order to take part in the delegation, your company/firm/chamber must meet the following qualifications:
To note: Whilst we accept multiple applications from each company/ firm/chamber we will only be selecting one representative from each to join the delegation.
If this trade mission is of interest to you, please complete our short application form by Friday 10th September 2021.
We look forward to receiving your application.
If you have any questions about the application process, please email [email protected]
Trade deals are again high on the agenda. On 22nd June, the UK launched formal accession negotiations to join The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
CPTTP is particularly advanced in both digital and services trade, which plays to Britain’s strengths as the world’s second-largest services exporter. UK accession will benefit our economies, including Chile’s, Mexico’s and Peru’s by increasing trade and investment opportunities to help recover and build back from the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the UK and in Latin America. You can find the document detailing the UK’s strategic approach to joining CPTPP available here.
The following calls are still open, don’t miss your chance and one new item to share:
Times remain challenging for colleagues and partners based across LATAC and we do all we can to support and monitor the situation. In spite of this, our team remains dedicated to championing UK-LATAC trade, and for July are pushing through before the expected lull for the UK summer holidays. Please note that the listings below are all in UK time, some are delivered by DIT, those hosted outside of DIT may incur a fee:
Don’t forget that you can view all these and more on our dedicated page for LATAC events: https://bit.ly/2KGETAF
DIT national survey of registered businesses' exporting behaviours, attitudes and needs 2020 was published this month.
The National Survey of Registered Businesses (NSRB) is commissioned by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to monitor businesses’ exporting behaviours, plans, capabilities and attitudes.
The NSRB allocates businesses into one of 4 segments that reflect their exporting behaviour. In 2020, the proportions of businesses falling into each segment were very similar to previous waves.
You may have noticed that UKEF recently launched the Standard Buyer Loan Guarantee which covers a loan to an overseas buyer to finance the purchase of capital goods, services and/or intangibles from a UK supplier.
The Export Academy currently supports businesses in the North of England, Midlands, and the South West with up to £500,000 turnover with expert advice to grow internationally.
We have produced an Export Academy Partner and Stakeholder Toolkit for Partners to use in support of any promotional activity on the Export Academy programme.
Round 4 of our negotiations with Australia have concluded positively
Agreement reached with US to suspend trade tariffs for the next 4 months
Launched Global Britain, Local Jobs report with the Board of Trade. Access the report here
UK’s Largest Virtual Trade Mission
Additional information about the UK-Japan FTA Implementation Campaign – Spring Mission is below – please feel free to share this with your clients.
Wider business support
These resources and tools are available to help businesses navigate our new trading environment:
Championing Trade - upcoming events
A full calendar of DIT and global trade events can be found here.
Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.
Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.
The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.