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How to navigate VAT rules in different countries

140 countries around the world collect VAT on goods and services, here's everything you need to know about VAT rules overseas.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Posted on: 15.03.17
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Be bold and start exporting your services

On International Women's Day, DIT South West’s Charlotte Bradley catches up with Alison Edgar the Entrepreneur's Godmother as she embarks on a new chapter of her business, exporting.
Charlie Bradley
Charlie Bradley
Posted on: 08.03.17
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Understanding China City Tiers and where to target your export

China has over 600 cities. We discuss the distinction between this myriad of cities and how to choose when forming your market entry plan.
Jonny Smith
Jonny Smith
Posted on: 06.03.17
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New international partnerships set to help South West companies win business in high-growth markets

We have signed four major partnerships with agencies in China, India, Latin America and SE Asia to help local businesses expand their global footprint.
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Posted on: 03.03.17
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Meet the export experts opening doors to China, India, SE Asia and Latin America

Find out how they can help you make the most of these huge markets and expand your global footprint.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Posted on: 24.02.17
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5 tips to help hatch your export plans to China

Antoaneta Becker from the China Britain Business Council shares her top 5 tips of how to succeed in the Chinese eCommerce world.
Antoaneta Becker
Antoaneta Becker
Posted on: 10.02.17
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Romanian Ambassador in Bristol for trade talks

His Excellency Dr Dan Mihalache , Romanian Ambassador to the UK, and Manuel Donescu, Minister Counsellor for the Romania economics and trade section in London, attended informal trade talks at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 02.02.17
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UK economy shows better than expected economic growth

Despite all the forebodings, strong consumer spending helped the UK economy grow by a better than expected 0.6% in the final quarter of last year. It meant that the economy grew by 2% for the whole...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Business West in the White House

Just before last November’s US Presidential election, I joined a delegation of UK business and city leaders on a visit to the USA, with the aim of fostering stronger economic and trade relations...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 20.01.17
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