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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.

As you know, the UK government has started or will shortly start negotiations on a new set of free trade agreement (FTA) with a number trade partners including, but not limited to, Canada, GCC and Mexico.

Publishing schedules mean that we don’t have all of the data, including the global summary, for the March Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing which are being released throughout today - the countries in the Americas will be available this afternoon and India’s figures are released on Monday.  It is worth noting that this is the first set of survey results since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

We have been asked by our contacts at BEIS to pass on this survey.

EIA Member Benefit, Citation, are running a free 60-minute webinar which will provide insight into updates already in effect that may have flown under the radar following the pandemic, to recent and upcoming changes that businesses owners need to be aware of and prepare for. 

Join them to discuss:

BSI is delighted to be working with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Race to Zero campaign to supply 100,000 free copies of BS ISO 50005, ensuring that no matter what size an organization is, everyone can take the first step to a Net Zero future.

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/010 Robotics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

 Proposal: ISO/TC 299 N 507, ISO/PWI 24112 Robotics -- Electrical interfaces -- Compatible end-effectors.

Are you concerned about the potential vulnerability of your IT and cyber infrastructure? Have you been a victim of a cyber-attack or data breach? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then we have an interesting offer for you.

Associate member, Marsh Commercial, is offering MTA members a complimentary IT and cyber health review for those companies that feel this would be of benefit.

Although the government no longer legally requires a COVID-secure titled risk assessment, COVID-19 still presents a risk to the workplace which employers are required to manage in line with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992.

If you already have a risk assessment in place, now is the time to review the content and controls, as it is now over to employers to formulate a policy on employee self-isolation.

CELIMO - the group of European associations representing importers and distributors of manufacturing technology - has released its State of Trade report along with a commentary;  this is summarised here but the full version is in the document attached below.

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/010 Robotics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

Proposal: ISO/NP 22166-202 - Robotics - Modularity for service robots - Part 202 - Information model for software modules.

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