Leaving the EU could put scotch whisky exports on the rocks

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss meets Scotch whisky industry leaders on the importance of EU membership for Britain’s biggest food and drink export. More than £1 billion pounds worth of Scotch whisky exports could be at risk from an industry supporting 40,000 jobs if the UK leaves the EU, according to Scotch whisky chiefs. Find out … Read more

New IT free trade deal could boost UK exports by £113 million

Consumers and businesses are set to benefit following the conclusion of negotiations on the WTO second Information Technology Agreement. Consumers and businesses are set to benefit from lower priced IT goods following the conclusion of negotiations on the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) second Information Technology Agreement (ITA II) today (16 December 2015). The first agreement covered floppy disks and … Read more

Howzat! UK cricketing equipment continues to take the wicket Down Under

Australia remains the UK’s largest export market for cricket equipment. Cricket and polo equipment sales to Australia were worth over £1 million in 2014. England and Australia are fierce rivals on the cricket field, but relations are more amicable when it comes to exports of cricketing equipment from the UK to the land Down Under. Trade … Read more

Deals announced in Shanghai kick start drive for £150 million boost for UK

Partnerships between UK and China in film, TV, healthcare and tourism have been announced at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai. Partnerships between UK and China in film, TV, healthcare and tourism have been announced at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai taking place 2 to 4 March 2015. The festival, launched last night by … Read more

St David’s day celebration trumpets record lamb exports and 376 million daffodil bulbs shipped around the world

Welsh lamb food export successes celebrated on St David’s day St David’s Day revellers around the world will be tucking into tasty Welsh lamb as figures show exports have reached a record high, generating millions for the UK economy, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today. In the last four years the UK exported £523m of … Read more