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2014 ended up with a lot of positive news for the secured loans industry, and there’s also much ...

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on behalf of FCL Freight

Looking After Business in 2015

Posted on 22 January 2015

As 2015 is in full swing, more and more business owners are interested in making this year their mos...

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on behalf of FCL Freight

With substantial regional, cultural, linguistic, regulatory, legal, and commercial differences betwe...

Financing your India plans and accessing capital in India can be challenging for UK companies whethe...

Does your business have an effective online strategy for boosting overseas sales? Is your site op...

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We are a small business, approached by several companies to supply overseas but haven't yet done so....

2014 set to be a bumper online Christmas

Posted on 17 December 2014

27 November 2014 It is anticipated that UK online shoppers will spend £13 billion this Christmas ...

GreetingsWe are on the verge (at least I hope we are!) of a significant European contract with a maj...

Question posted by Ian Devine
on behalf of Kleena Coola

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Philippine’s credit rating a little more than a year after ac...

The Importance of Hedging your FX Foreign Exchange markets are exceptionally volatile as any busi...

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Export Sales - Certificate Level

Starts from 5 February 2015

Negotiations to win an acceptable export order

International Business Essentials

Starts from 29 April 2015

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Advanced Letters of Credit

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Advanced Letters of Credit Location : Peterborough Cost: £295 + VAT Members £360 + VAT Non...

Letters of Credit

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Letters of Credit Location: London Cost: £295 + VAT Members £360 + VAT Non-Members CPD ...

Bonds and Guarantees

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International Documentation

Starts from 28 April 2015

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2014 ended up with a lot of positive news for the secured loans industry, and there’s also much ...

Article posted by Jay Helliwell
on behalf of FCL Freight

Looking After Business in 2015

Posted on 22 January 2015

As 2015 is in full swing, more and more business owners are interested in making this year their mos...

Article posted by Jay Helliwell
on behalf of FCL Freight

Welcome to Hot Off the French Trade Press, a weekly round up of news items from French trade journal...

2014 set to be a bumper online Christmas

Posted on 17 December 2014

27 November 2014 It is anticipated that UK online shoppers will spend £13 billion this Christmas ...

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Philippine’s credit rating a little more than a year after ac...

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The Importance of Hedging your FX Foreign Exchange markets are exceptionally volatile as any busi...

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on behalf of ParityFX Plc

The role of your accountant can be so much more than simply completing your tax return and ensuring ...

Whether you are currently running an export and import company, or are planning on starting one, you...

Getting In On The Act in India

Posted on 18 November 2014

Superact is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC). Founded in Wellington, Somerset in 20...

The Importance of Hedging your FX Foreign Exchange markets are exceptionally volatile as any busi...

Any of you international Amazon and Ebay sellers out there will be familiar with the feeling of fa...

The bribery Act, advice for UK exporters

Posted on 7 October 2014

The Bribery Act was introduced in 2010 as a way of strengthening the existing bribery and corrup...

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Guide on business finance launched

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Export Bootcamp – Get your export plan in shape for 2014 Calling all recruits! Is your ...

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International Documentation

Starts from 28 January 2015

  International Documentation Location: London Cost: £295 + VAT Members £360 + VAT...

UKTI Masterclass: Export Pricing

Starts from 29 January 2015

Understand and exploit different export pricing strategies.

Supported by UK Trade & Investment, British Jewellery & Giftware International will again ...

NY NOW,1st – 5th Feb 2015 British Pavilion British Jewellery & Giftware International in conj...

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Negotiations to win an acceptable export order

UKTI Passport to Export

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A day long workshop for new and inexperienced exporters on our Passport to Export programme. Introdu...

UK pavilion at Ambiente Frankfurt, with funding for eligible companies of £1500! Don’t miss the o...

Bonds and Guarantees

Starts from 19 February 2015

Bonds & Guarantees Location: London Cost: £295 + VAT Members £360 + VAT Non-Members ...

British Jewellery & Giftware International will be organising a British pavilion of UK jewelle...

International Documentation

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Financing your India plans and accessing capital in India can be challenging for UK companies whethe...

Managing Export Risk (Finance) Masterclass

Starts from 24 February 2015

This popular masterclass will help to minimise some of the significant costs and risks associated wi...

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Letters of Credit

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Letters of Credit Location: London Cost: £295 + VAT Members £360 + VAT Non-Members CPD ...

British Jewellery & Giftware International intends to organise a UK designer group stand at the ...

International Documentation

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Advanced Letters of Credit

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New Foreign Currency Service for UK Exporters

Starts from 9 September 2014

FirstFX Limited, a company supporting UK exports through the provision of various FX services. Ke...

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We are a small business, approached by several companies to supply overseas but haven't yet done so. We don't want to be caught with a currency fluctuation deficit on our pricing and so far have only...

GreetingsWe are on the verge (at least I hope we are!) of a significant European contract with a major player in my market.They have asked for a 12 month price an various goods we supply, what scares...

Question posted by Ian Devine
on behalf of Kleena Coola

We issued a pro-forma invoice, the US customer paid 3 days later. The customer is due to collect the goods next week. We will issue our commercial invoice on the day of collection. What exchange rate...

Tax implications of trading with Peru

Posted on 14 November 2014

Can somebody please advise on the tax implications of trading with Peru.In particular withholding tax on UK based Sales invoices Thanks,Roque

How can I find local or international strategic investors willing to fund and endorse a private education startup job that aims to develop overseas students in the UK ?Our company is a one year old that...

I provide consultancy services to the customer and they tell me that their bank will only make payments abroad if my customer and I are physically in our respective banks (apparently connected to US anti-money...

FX Options

Posted on 6 November 2014

Hi,I have a number of customers paying me in their local currency rather than GBP!Are there options to consider for receiving and exchanging foreign currency as an alternative to the monies being paid...

Question posted by Charlotte Sandström
on behalf of Xsw

Managing overseas currency exposure

Posted on 14 August 2014

How does your business manage its overseas currency exposure?What steps and systems do you use that gives you transparency, cost saving and a streamlined process?

Latvian Payment Terms

Posted on 25 April 2014

We have a customer wishing to buy equipment from the UK, £200k value. The customer says that Latvian banks do not pay deposits but deposit monies in a UK bank and payments are triggered by manufacturing...

Contract Financing

Posted on 15 August 2013

I am a newly established UK trading company. I have won a tender to supply Diesel products to the government of Burkina Faso. The signed contract stipulate 90 payment with a Bank guarantee in place.I...

Small company receiving US dollar cheques

Posted on 12 September 2014

I am just started to make sales in the USA and receiving US dollar cheques. Is paying these cheques into my high street business bank account the best way to handle the exchange?

Education Services to the Middle East

Posted on 1 September 2014

I am looking for information on funding to attend education exhibitions in the middle east. My company designs website/digital material and services for international schools and the Middle East is now...

An ex colleague of mine (american) has asked me to form a joint venture partnership with his american company which I am keen to do. We will offer summer camps for international children to learn English....

In addition to UK’s export credit agency -UK Export Finance (UKEF), what are the other avenues that SMEs can use to obtain a Bank Guarantee for Advance Payment?We won a tender recently to provide consultancy...

We Need finance for new truck

Posted on 31 January 2013

We export about £90,000 of UK food shopping a month to France and we need finance to buy a better tractor unit and fridge trailer of ATP standard. Are there any grants or finance available to us.

How does one go about paying German VAT?

Posted on 20 August 2014

I have ordered some pallets with flipped lids, and have been told to pay German VAT and shipping. How does one go about paying VAT in Germany from the UK, and what percentage does it cover and then can...

We sell software applications to non-profits all over the world. The majority of countries that we sell to - they tend to be Western countries - don't have a problem paying by wire transfer. The one big...

There are lots of other questions on this, but the answers are either out of date or don't actually answer the question.I do not require any suggestions for payment alternatives, or offers to help set...

US Bank Account Advice

Posted on 6 September 2012

My company are starting to do more business in the US and I was wondering whether it is possible for us to set up a bank account in territory for receipt of payments or do we need to be a registered company...

We are looking for Printing materials supplier (Paper, ink, plates, chemicals and so on; this is long term business opportunity, export purpose from UK. A prompt reply is highly appreciated.RegardsMusiePrime...

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