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The Department for International Trade’s team in India has organized a free-to-attend online event over two days, December 7th and 8th, for firms interested in supplying to the market or in technology partnerships.

The event will cover current trends in manufacturing in the UK and India and offer a networking session for those looking for strategic partnerships. It will also be an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders and to connect with the DIT India team

Article Excerpt:  NEIDA is proud to sponsor of NEIDA Blue 62, Isle-of-Wight Process Engineer, Drew Macarthur through a Bachelor's with Honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Degree at the University of Portsmouth. 

NEIDA is proud to sponsor of NEIDA Blue 62, Isle-of-Wight Process Engineer, Drew Macarthur through a Bachelor's with Honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Degree at the University of Portsmouth. 

When goods are traded, they are described using customs codes. At the high level, these use the Harmonised System (HS) which covers the first six digits of the code;  most countries of the world use this system which is run by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, November 2021:  The latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) results show the balance for total order books at the strongest ever level (this question has been running since April 1977) and export order books also improved although in this case it was only the strongest since March 2019.  The data collection period was from 26th October to 12th November so the trends really refer to October rather than the publishing month of November.

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA, reminds us that EAMA (of which MTA is a member) are supporting a government campaign aimed at employers in manufacturing and advanced engineering, that promotes apprenticeships.  

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 IST/033 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

The CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies, meeting today in Palermo, Italy, have overwhelmingly confirmed the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) continued membership of the two associations from 1 January 2022.

This decision follows careful consideration by the CEN and CENELEC members, taking into account the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU and is consistent with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) agreed between the UK and the EU.

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.

Rules of origin updates

The government has published updated guidance about the border between the UK and EU for firms importing and exporting goods.

The Government has updated its guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do (updated 17th November) with the specific guidance for workplaces of various types available at

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