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Forrest Fresh Foods has secured £500k from the Government to support export growth

Forrest Fresh Foods £500k funding boost

By Gwen Ridler

Wholesaler Forrest Fresh Foods has secured a £500,000 General Export Facility (GEF) loan to help boost exports and overcome COVID-19 supply chain challenges, backed by UK Export Finance (UKEF).

Liz Truss made reassurances that food standards won't slip in the UK/Australia trade deal

Secretary of state reaffirms food standards commitment

By Gwen Ridler

Secretary of State for International trade Liz Truss has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to securing high food standards for products coming into the country without undermining UK producers.

New food export markets could take 10 years to develop, said Promar International's John Giles (left). Meawhile, Paul Berryman (right) is taking part in a US trade mission

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New food export markets ‘could take 10 years to develop’

By Michael Stones

New food and drink exports could take 10 years to develop, says agri-food consultancy Promar International, ahead of a trade mission to the US this week by a team from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Leadsom (left) with ’s Elsa Fairbanks and Nairn’s Oatcake’s Kate Birrell

DEFRA’s food export policy to China under fire

By Matt Atherton

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s plan to export more British food and drink products to China has been criticised by a panel of industrialists from the sector, members of which claimed even the most experienced exporters would struggle to break...

Government approval of a third runway at Heathrow has been praised by the FTA

FTA praises Heathrow expansion

By Gwen Ridler

Plans to expand Heathrow airport – which has been given government backing today (October 25) – have been praised by the Freight Transport association (FTA).

UK exports rise after 2015 dip

FDF first-half results show 9% rise in UK exports

By Matt Atherton

The value of food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose by 8.7%, up by £528.3M over the past 12 months to £6.6bn, compared with the previous year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

United Biscuits' McVities brand hopes to boost sales in the Chinese market

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020, as demand grows from countries such as China for its British brands.

Barnes: 'Food and drink exports are a long-term opportunity for growth'

FDF launches export promotion drive

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a month of activity with online export community Open to Export, designed to boost small and medium-sized food and drink company exports.

Food and drink manufacturers exporting to China face tough new rules

Chinese clampdown with food import law

By Gary Scattergood

Manufacturers eyeing burgeoning export opportunities in China must comply with a raft of new legislation in order to trade in the country – or face strict new penalties.

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