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19/07/2017
Below is the latest update on the Qatari situation from our colleagues at the British Chamber of Commerce Qatar. STATEMENT ON THE GCC/QATAR TRADE EMBARGO Following the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar by many of its regional neighbours, most notably by Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, the Qatar...
General
19/07/2017
People in Norfolk who support the need for upgrades to the A47 are being encouraged to go along to an event this Friday (21 July) to leave the organisation responsible for the road in no doubt of the local appetite for improvements. Highways England, the government company charged with operating,...
Policy
18/07/2017
Commenting on the inflation statistics for June 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the fall in inflation in June will surprise many, consumer price growth is likely to resume its upward...
Event
18/07/2017
Stands are booking fast at the B2B Exhibition, which returns to Norwich City Football Club on Thursday 12 October 2017. Only 25% of exhibition stands are remaining with just 4 spaces left at the ‘Top of the Terrace’ level. Building on its continued success year on year the B2B Exhibition is a key...
Policy
17/07/2017
Great Northern/Thameslink are currently consulting rail passengers about the rail service from King’s Lynn to London Kings Cross. The new timetable will go live in May 2018.  Great Northern have already updated services based on feedback from nearly 13,000 customers in Phase 1 the consultation...
Export
17/07/2017
Just 2% of more than 2400 companies think that leaving the EU without a trade deal should be a realistic option for the UK’s Brexit negotiators. Responses to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reveal that remaining in the Single Market and Customs Union is still the most popular...
Export
17/07/2017
As reported last week (Support grows for EU-Japan deal), a fair wind was growing behind the proposed EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement (EPA/FTA). Now the two sides have reached an “agreement in principle” on the main elements of an EPA, described by the European...
Export
17/07/2017
As we reported last month, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain have broken diplomatic ties with Qatar claiming that it supported terrorist and sectarian groups. Effectively blockading the Gulf State, the coalition of countries demanded that Qatar close the broadcaster Al...
Export
17/07/2017
European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered last year. A new report from the European Commission reveals that 372 such barriers were in place at the end of 2016 in more than 50 global trade destinations. Of those, 36 obstacles were created during the...
Export
17/07/2017
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti and Sierra Leone are among 48 countries that will continue to benefit from duty-free exports into the UK after Brexit. The Government has confirmed its intention to maintain the EU’s “Everything But Arms” initiative, which helps selected countries trade all goods other...

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