Scotland's Export Performance with China Under Scrutiny.
The Scottish Parliament's International and External affairs Committee has been meeting to review the effectiveness of the Government's China Strategy. I was invited to attend as a "witness" and on 2nd May I provided analysis of export performance - summarised here.. more
New Support for Exporters
6th Nov 2012
Barclays are raising their export support game by partnering with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in offering enhanced advice and service to exporting SME's. more.
National Challenge for Exports - launch events
5th March 2012
The latest "mega" government support programme for SME exporters. At time of writing it's not clear what's in it for SME's - but there is a great deal of momentum building around the launch events..... more
Aid Funded Business Opportunities
1st March 2012
Economic development funds provided by bodies such as the UN, EU, World Bank etc total around $60 billion every year and support projects in Education, Health, Construction, Engineering, ICT, Water, Energy and much more.
3,728 Business Opportunities
9th March 2012
This UK government data base is packed with foreign companies looking for UK companies to do business with. Its a mixed bag, but there are gems in there. Worth an hour to explore?
"Brazil is simply too big a market to ignore"
26th Feb 2012
It is the fifth-largest country in the world with a population of around 185 million people. It has one of the world’s most rapidly developing economies and GDP/ head greater than either India or China.
Export Licensing - from cheese to chips!
1st Feb 2012
Before you ship any goods overseas you must check and ensure you have the necessary government licenses for the (non EU) country you are shipping to. Running foul of this can cost you dearly!
Export market research tools from Google
10th Dec 2012
You may already be familiar with Google’s global market finder, advertising and translation tools. If not read on as they could be of some help to anyone looking for a quick way to sell their products......
Germany is BOOMING!?
...well that is what we wrote last June 2011. It may not exactly be booming any more, but it remains very much the engine of Europe....
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