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This year’s International Trade Summit will take place at etc.venues, Bishopsgate in London on 18th October 2018.

The event will give delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business and begin the next step of their export journey.

Whatever stage of the export journey you are at, the BCC’s International Trade Summit is the event that will help you take your business to the next level.

There will be a choice of informative workshops, lively panel discussions with businesses with export experience from a range of sectors, stimulating speeches from policy makers, successful exporters and household names. And, of course, plenty of time for networking.


DIT time-limited offer to do ‘leg work’ for SMEs wanting to export to China

Interested in exporting your goods or services to China – or expanding your market there – but not sure if your products are in demand?

A unique time-limited opportunity has arisen for experts at The Department of International Trade (DIT) to undertake initial research on behalf of SMEs to gauge their potential in the market – but the deadline is this Thursday (September 6).

It follows the news that Chinese provinces and some large companies have been given targets for the value of new import contracts signed at or before China International Import Exhibition (CIIE), which takes place between November 5 and 10 and will be attended by President Xi Jinping

In the province of Zhejiang alone, it is believed there is a target of $100 million in new imports and this pattern is likely to be replicated across all provinces in China.

China has already demonstrated that it is keen to be a reliable, open and significant partner in world trade, for imports as well as exports.

Our China trade experts will undertake research on SMEs’ behalf to see if there is a demand for a specific product. However, SMEs need to be quick as this service is available until just Thursday, September 6.

All businesses have to do is send electronic brochures and sales materials via Survey Monkey on the products/services that they believe might be of interest in China. The literature does not need to be translated and it does not need to include prices or technical information.

All the information will be collated by DIT and sent to China via the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM) in each province, where the products and services will be linked to companies.

Businesses should send their electronic sales material via Survey Monkey by Thursday, September 6.

Anyone with questions should contact DIT on 0345 222 0159.