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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 MTA's Annual General Meeting will be held on 8th December 2021 at Church House in Westminster, London. Kindly sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Following the AGM, the 3 course lunch will feature Professor Anand Menon as the keynote speaker.

There will be a reception at The House Of Commons hosted by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield.

A brief outline of the agenda can be found below:

USMTO and CTMR, September 2021:  The US Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) programme tracks orders in the US market, based on the reports from participants.  In the first three-quarters of this year, orders were +53% higher than in the same period in 2020 (January to September) at $4.1 billion.  With September seeing the highest single month since the exceptional figure recorded in September 2018 at the time of the last IMTS exhibition, this is continuing the very strong

European Industrial Production, September 2021:  Following on from the UK manufacturing output data that we reported last week, Eurostat has published the equivalent data for Europe.  It is worth noting, however, that the top level figures are for industrial production which is dominated by manufacturing but also includes energy production;  also, the Eurostat data in their “euro-indicators” publication is only monthly.

UK Foreign Trade, 3rd Quarter 2021:  Alongside all the economic data published last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) was the information about foreign trade (exports/imports).

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.