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  • 16 Feb 2021 11:35 AM | Mel Harcourt (Administrator)

    Montmartre Patisserie - handmade patisserie for chefs

    Funtime - Novelty edible gifts

    We look forward to working with you!

  • 12 Feb 2021 3:31 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

    The new £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund, offers support to help small businesses adjust to new customs procedures, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU.

    Eligibility: The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 if your business has up to 500 employees, and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

    SMEs who trade only with the EU, and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes, can apply for grants of up to £2,000, to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to ensure they can continue trading effectively with the EU.

    For more information on the SME Brexit Support Fund, click here

    Full guidance on how you can use the grant, who can apply and how to apply, click here.

  • 12 Feb 2021 10:28 AM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

    The FDEA team have been busy dealing with enquiries and questions from members as they grapple with the new UK:EU trading environment.

    One of the key benefits of membership is being part of this wider exporting community and able to collaborate with our partners to make a real difference to exporters.  Are you looking for help?  Do make the most of your membership and contact us via the FDEA website's online form  We will do our best to find the answers.

    Just this week we have helped members with understanding the Rules of Origin, whether health certificates for composite products are needed and those looking for LTL shipping.
  • 11 Feb 2021 11:34 AM | Mel Harcourt (Administrator)

    Drac Logistics provide full logistics service for exporters trying to navigate the new world of post Brexit Britain.  They have recently seen an increase in business as exporters turn to them for their expert advice in handling logistics.  Read their recent article here.

  • 02 Feb 2021 12:26 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

    Defra commissioned Promar International to produce three country-specific reports on the export opportunities in the USA, UAE and India for UK food and drink businesses. These publications were launched today . The reports provide detailed insight on areas including; consumer demand, market structure, the routes to market available, logistics and regulatory considerations, and the early impacts of Covid-19 on the markets’ food and drink sectors.

    Download the reports - click here

    If you are committed to growing your business in these regions, a reminder that FDEA's In Market Experts offer a bespoke, commercial service that can complement your export activity, win and grow business in their markets.  See our webpage for more details.
  • 12 Jan 2021 11:47 AM | Mel Harcourt (Administrator)

    We are pleased to have Richmond ME join us as our In Market Expert for the Middle East.  Based in Dubai, with an office in London, the family business have an experienced multinational team who act as the regional office for many UK brands including Walkers Shortbread, Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate and Mackays Jams.  

    At one end of the scale, they can work as your regional representative office,  and at the other end of the scale, they can help you by undertaking short fixed-term market analysis and help you build a strategy around your route to market. Or they can do something in between!

    If you would like to speak to Richmond ME about how they can help you grow your brand in the Middle East, contact them here.

  • 05 Jan 2021 11:30 AM | Mel Harcourt (Administrator)

    Effective January 1, 2021, the United States (U.S.) has an equivalence arrangement with the United Kingdom (UK), which includes Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland. This means that organic products certified to either the USDA or UK organic standards may be labelled and sold as organic in both countries, as long as the products meet the terms of the arrangement.

    Read the full information on USDA website

  • 30 Dec 2020 1:34 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

    The EU UK Trade Agreement establishes zero tariffs or quotas on trade between the UK and the EU, where goods meet the relevant rules of origin.     To benefit from free trade, goods will have to be of UK or EU origin.  This means they must meet the UK-EU preferential rules of origin based on where the products or ingredients used in their production come from. 

    Goods that do not meet the rules of origin can still be traded but they will not be able to benefit from preference under the TCA and may have to pay the standard (“Most Favoured Nation”) tariffs that the EU and UK apply to imports

    Read more at  -

  • 11 Dec 2020 9:57 AM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

    The UK has signed a continuity agreement with Singapore, the UK's 12th largest market for food and drink in 2019.

    Find out about this and other trade agreements the UK has already signed and status of discussions with countries the EU has a trade agreement with:

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