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Following the speech given by Lord Frost earlier this week, Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA (of which MTA is a member) has prepared an opinion piece on the contents of the speech as follows.

New export hotline and online service will help more British businesses export to Europe.

Members may be aware that the government is taking new powers to scrutinise, to impose conditions and to block planned takeovers of UK companies where there may be a national security interest.  It is doing so through the National Security & Investment Act 2021, which takes full effect from January 4th, 2022.

EAMA understands that grants are still available to exporters in most parts of England through the government’s Internationalisation Fund, which was launched last year. 

Members of the MTA and EIA are being offered a unique opportunity by the International Trade Consultancy ( to have a Brexit Healthcheck. 

EU e-commerce VAT services and advice from IOE&IT 
Helping you navigate and achieve compliance with new EU rules on VAT  

The ability for UK business visitors to travel to the EU on work-related matters has changed. 
With the end of freedom of movement business travel between the EU and the UK will no longer be as easy as it once was.

Last week there was a meeting of the MTA International Trade Committee. The committee is made up of MTA Members, chaired by Dave Burley of NCMT, and meets on an ad hoc basis to cover all aspects of international trade. 

The European Union (EU) has formally recognised the UK’s high data protection standards after more than a year of constructive talks 

As an importer you would have responsibility for ensuring goods have been correctly marked and Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) are in place, holding records and dealing with GB market enforcement bodies if required, in respect of UKCA and related issues.  Northern Ireland would be a different matter.  Your German supplier, or another representative based in the EU or the...