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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

These are interesting times for international trade – what with global supply chain issues, ongoing Brexit developments and geopolitical tensions. 

To this backdrop, The Institute of Export & International Trade is beginning a new series of webinars as part of a new Trading in Uncertain Times suite of solutions.

The Government has updated its guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus at (updated 17th November) with the specific guidance for workplaces of various types available at

Metalloobrabotka takes place from 23 – 17 May 2022 in Moscow and is the largest exhibition in Eastern Europe for the global machine tool and metal working industries. It ranks in the world's top ten leading machine tool trade shows and has been bringing together leading manufacturers, suppliers and dealers from around the world since 1984.

NPL Electronics Reliability webinar: Fundamentals of PCB Reliability Testing Methods – 14.30GMT 30th Nov.

The Department for International Trade has published a new Export Strategy, updating the 2018 version.

The current easement of delaying declarations when import goods into free circulation in Great Britain from EU free circulation expires on 31 December 2021. From this moment on, businesses need to make full import declarations. There are also new import controls that are coming up throughout the year, together with global changes at WCO level. This has important supply chain, cost and organisations implications for EU and UK businesses. Businesses, small and big, need to prepare.

As we are all aware, events like the ongoing COP26 highlight the importance the entire globe is currently placing on climate change and its devastating effects, but they also remind us that we need to take immediate action.

Following the success of last year’s virtual event in December 2020, Cranfield University is excited to invite you to their 2021 Manufacturing and materials week, Monday 29 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult wants to see a doubling of UK manufacturing’s contribution to the UK economy by 2030. 

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA  highlights a new report that aims to promote debate within businesses and among policy makers, on the adoption of automation and robotics.  The report, Robotics and Automation – A New Perspective, is from the Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) at Loughborough University and the Manufacturing Technology Centre, part of