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Red tape, regulation & costs holding back exports

Almost half (49%) of businesses say current customs checks and declarations are a barrier to exporting. This rises to 62% for manufacturers Taxes and duties, due to tariffs, are the next biggest...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 04.12.23
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Community spirit in action: A Weston Foodbank story

Last week six members of the Business West International Trade Services team played a crucial role in combating hunger this festive season. The team worked at Weston Foodbank over two days and played...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 04.12.23
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NEW: Practical ATA Carnet procedures training

Businesses worldwide are increasingly crossing borders, seeking new opportunities in global markets. A key tool in this international expansion is the ATA Carnet, which streamlines the process of...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 01.12.23
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Case study: Letter of Credit training for Amcor Flexibles

Business West was delighted to deliver a bespoke training workshop on Letters of Credit to Amcor Flexibles, which is a global food and medical manufacturing company based in Bristol.
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 01.12.23
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International Trade Christmas opening times

Our International Trade team's Christmas opening times are detailed below. Please ensure if you require your documents to be processed before Christmas send them to us in good time...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 01.12.23
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A Digital Carnet journey...Hand-carried goods going by air

Business West and EFM Global recently embarked on the very first complete commercial Digital Carnet journey. We exported hand-carried goods (a laptop and a Go-Pro camera for use at a trade fair) out...
Catherine Stephens
Catherine Stephens
Business West
Posted on: 15.11.23
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Leigh Court office space: a case study with Phoenix Cargo Services

Leigh Court is a magnificent Palladian mansion situated just outside of Bristol. It is not only an events and wedding venue, but a well-appointed and serviced office space, which Business West and a...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 07.11.23
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World’s First Complete Digital ATA Carnet Journey: Making Temporary Exporting Easier For Companies

Complete journey takes ‘passport for goods’ into the digital era Business West and EFM Global have successfully transported a shipment from Heathrow to Brussels and back, using a new Digital Carnet...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 31.10.23
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Business West Introduces International Trade Consultancy Service

Business West, one of the UK’s biggest Chamber of Commerce and business support organisations, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new International Trade Consultancy Service, designed to...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 19.10.23
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