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Is Europe to blame for Britain’s shameful record on trade?

There are many good reasons for wanting to leave the European Union, but contrary to starry-eyed predictions of a country able to revisit its glorious past as the greatest trading nation on earth – once free of its European shackles – trade is not one of them.

Social enterprises: export the good you do as well as the goods you produce

According to figures in Social Enterprise UK’s State of Social Enterprise report, the social enterprise export market is growing. The number of social enterprises that export goods or services grew to 14% in 2015. This is more than the 11% of UK businesses that export regularly. We want to see even more social enterprises get involved, by exporting their products and furthering their social and environmental missions worldwide.

Export week: Top five tips for SMEs looking to export

This week is Export Week, aimed at those looking to increase their business overseas and those exportingfor the first time. The latest ONS data ‘Exporters and Importers in Great Britain, 2013′ (the next report is released on Thursday 12 Nov) showed that 304,200 small and medium sized businesses traded internationally (import and/or export), and according to the CBI, businesses are 11% more likely to survive if they do.

Should Trade Agreements Address Climate Change?

This month’s long-awaited release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text was the result of years of negotiations on trade ties between nations around the Pacific Rim. Some six weeks earlier, another set of deliberations came to an end as the United Nations unveiled its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by addressing critical issues such as food security, health care, access to education, clean and affordable water, clean energy, and climate action.

10 Reasons to Leave the Export-Import Bank Dead

The Export-Import Bank expired on June 30, over 100 days ago. This was a major policy victory for conservatives who are looking to roll back corporate welfare and stop Washington from picking winners and losers in the economy. However, as Ronald Reagan once said, “the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The Export-Import Bank’s supporters are trying to resurrect this now defunct government agency.

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