Norfolk Business News

Export
21/06/2012
The European Parliament's International Trade Committee has endorsed four agreements with Russia that give the EU exclusive trading benefits. The new deals cover Russian wood exports, trade in car parts, duties on raw materials and the services market. They pave the way for Russia to join the World...
Export
21/06/2012
Concerns that the current economic situation might be encouraging countries to turn towards protectionism have been highlighted by the European Commission in its latest report on potentially trade-restricting measures. It identifies what it describes as a staggering increase in such measures in the...
Export
21/06/2012
The findings of a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) show that existing regulations and problems around accessing credit are hindering export growth in the UK. The survey of more than 8000 businesses shows that nearly two-thirds of potential exporters (63%) see access to finance...
Policy
20/06/2012
Members of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce will meet with Ruud Haket, Managing Director of Greater Anglia on Friday 22 June 2012 in Norwich.   The meeting will provide an opportunity for Norfolk businesses to highlight any business issues and concerns to Greater Anglia.  What is your opinion about...
Export
20/06/2012
Measures to make the international system of patent application faster and more effective were announced today by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) with changes to the UK’s Fast Track system. These moves come as part of a wider effort by the UK and US intellectual property authorities to...
Export
20/06/2012
The UK’s best and worst locations for doing business effectively have been revealed by a new survey from the Forum of Private Business (FPB). Energy costs and access to effective telecommunications top the list of infrastructure issues for small firms. The survey, “Infrastructure for Growth”, found...
Export
20/06/2012
The European Commission has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to Argentina's import restrictions. Under WTO dispute settlement procedures, the EU is first requesting consultations with Argentina in a bid to have these measures, which negatively affect the EU's...
Export
20/06/2012
The Government has introduced legislation promising to encourage long-term growth, although some of the country's leading business organisations seem, at best, to be taking a wait-and-see attitude to the new proposals. Presenting the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to Parliament, Business...
Export
20/06/2012
HMRC has been blasted for the length of time that callers have to wait before they get through to someone on the organisation’s helpline numbers. The Low Income Tax Group undertook a mystery shopping exercise of three HMRC helplines in the week after Easter — the first of the new tax year — and it...
Export
20/06/2012
Air freight markets slumped sharply in the first half of 2011, bottoming out towards the end of the year. However, various distortions and month-to-month volatility have continued to mark performance since the beginning of 2012. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA),...

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