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MPs have this week published an important report on the UK Government’s new trade and investment strategy. The report—written by the House of Commons Business Select Committee—suggests that efforts to persuade more SMEs to export are at risk because of … Continue reading

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ICC UK is working with partners in China, India and Turkey to encourage British companies to take part in a series of Trade Fairs for companies looking to export to those countries. One of the main events will be the … Continue reading

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ICC UK recently submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on potentially far-reaching reforms of the UK competition regime. Our response highlights that there are a number of areas within the existing competition framework which are ripe for reform. Market … Continue reading

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The long-awaited bribery legislation entered into force on July 1st. The Bribery Act is recognised as the strongest and most comprehensive anti-bribery legislation in the world. It will place the UK and British business at the frontlines of the fight … Continue reading

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The Information Commissioner’s Office issued guidance earlier this year to help businesses comply with the EU’s E-Privacy Directive that came into force in May. Continue reading

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The Government is consulting on new framework governing the taxation of companies’ foreign profits to be introduced in the 2012 Budget. This forms part of the Government’s plans to reform UK corporate tax system, as set out last year’s Corporate … Continue reading

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ICC UK welcomes the European Commission’s formal adoption of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a multilateral trade agreement aimed at improving international enforcement of intellectual property against counterfeiting and piracy. The Commission has now sent the Agreement to the European … Continue reading

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ICC UK has submitted views on UKTI’s new trade promotion strategy to the House of Common’s Business Select Committee. Our evidence welcomes the core elements of the “Britain Open for Business” strategy, but notes that Government should give careful consideration … Continue reading

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ICC’s Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees—which reflect international standard practice in the use of demand guarantees—were this week endorsed by the United Nations. This follows just one year after the launch of the new rules, which are now attracting significant … Continue reading

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It is tempting to write off the Doha trade round as dead, and to liken the hapless efforts of negotiators in Geneva to salvage something from it as akin to the ludicrous attempts by the Monty Python team to knock life into … Continue reading

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