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Business West Celebrates Peru’s Entry into ATA Carnet Scheme

Today at Leigh Court, Business West celebrated Peru’s inclusion into the ATA Carnet scheme with a Peru-themed event. ATA Carnets streamline the temporary export process for goods and equipment,...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 30.04.24
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Celebrating excellence: Business West wins Best Industry Champion at national Digital Trade Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Business West's International Trade team won Best Industry Champion at the International Chambers of Commerce and Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation Trade Awards...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 19.04.24
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BCC Press Release: Bold Thinking Needed To Keep UK At Top Table

The British Chambers of Commerce, of which Business West is a key player, has launched its Global Britain Challenge report to boost exports and channel overseas investment into the UK.  Among the 28...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 27.03.24
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Digital trade: a step into the world of FTAs, preferential rules of origin & Genesis

In the ever-evolving landscape of global trade, staying ahead means embracing digital innovation. With an astounding 361 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) worldwide, the complexity of navigating these...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 26.03.24
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BCC Press Release: Weak Start To 2024 For UK Exports

Responding to the latest Office for National Statistics data on UK trade for January, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, of which Business West is a key player,...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 15.03.24
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Business West attends BCC Trade Facilitation Forum

Recently, two of my colleagues and I attended the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Trade Facilitation Forum – the first since the COVID pandemic. The forum brings Chamber colleagues from across the...
Beth Rice
Beth Rice
Posted on: 11.03.24
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Celebrating International Women's Day 2024 with women in international trade

As International Women's Day (IWD) approaches on Friday, March 8th, we embrace the theme of 'Inspire Inclusion.' In celebration of this significant occasion, we've engaged with two inspiring women...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 04.03.24
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Thank You from the International Trade Team: Survey Insights

We're grateful to the 104 customers who engaged with our International Trade customer satisfaction survey, carried out from December 7th 2023 to January 31st 2024. Your feedback is invaluable,...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 27.02.24
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Scale of Red Sea Disruption Revealed

More than half (55%) of UK exporters say they have been impacted by disruption to shipping in the Red Sea. Over half (53%) of manufacturers and business-to-consumer service firms (such as retailers)...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 26.02.24
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