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Forged Solutions Group adds its weight to CBM’s call for Government support on energy prices and steel quotas

One of the UK’s leading specialists in high integrity forgings is adding its voice to industry’s call for greater support to offset escalating energy costs. Forged Solutions Group, which works with high profile clients in the aerospace, energy production, underground mining and off-highway vehicle sectors, is calling on Government to address rocketing gas and electricity […]


Levelling Up

The Levelling Up White Paper, published 2/02/2022 Levelling Up the United Kingdom: Executive Summary (


Removal of the country code ‘EU’ for the Country of Origin, Country of Dispatch and Country of Preferential Origin.

From 8 February 2022, the use of country code ‘EU’ when declaring goods is changing. For CHIEF the country code ‘EU’ will no longer be a valid in any data field and the specific Member State country code must be used. For CDS, we advise you to use the specific Member State Country code for […]


DIT publishes refreshed Export Strategy Document

The Department of International Trade has published a refreshed 2021 export strategy to support British businesses looking to export to the global market. DIT describes it strategy, targeted at reaching £1 trillion in exports annually, as a business-facing 12-point action plan to support new and existing exporters. The 12-point strategy has a range of new and existing support […]


UK-EU Import and Export Procedures from 1st January 2022

Significant changes to UK-EU import and export procedures  will come into force on 1st January 2022. From that date importers will no longer be able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls that have applied during 2021. Most importers will need to make full declarations and pay relevant tariffs at the […]


Department for International Trade to hold virtual Africa Investment Conference

The Department for International Trade is today, 15th November, announcing that it will host a second edition of the Africa Investment Conference on 20 January 2022. The conference will mark two years from the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in London by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where 27 trade and investment deals worth £6.5bn and further […]


Trade Secretary urges UK businesses to “Sell to the World”

Trade Secretary launches “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign to encourage businesses to explore international markets at first International Trade Week. UK businesses are being encouraged to unlock their exporting potential and sell to the world as International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan launches the inaugural International Trade Week, which starts today [Monday […]


Market News

GFG to inject £50m to relaunch Rotherham Production GFG has announced it will inject £50 million of new funding into LIBERTY Steel UK to enable the restart of LSUK’s core Rotherham electric arc furnace. GFG says the provision of funding will set the platform to refinance LSUK operations in full, create a leading long-term GREENSTEEL hub, and support the […]


British Steel announces low-carbon roadmap

British Steel unveiled its Low-Carbon Roadmap, outlining its commitment to achieving net-zero status through the biggest transformation in its history. The company has pledged to invest in a range of technologies to deliver net-zero steel by 2050, and significantly reduce its CO2 intensity by 2030 and 2035. Its roadmap, which is in line with UK commitments […]

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