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UK furniture industry goes to Brussels

Representatives of the British furniture industry held a series of meetings on 25th March 2014 with European Commission officials, with the objective of raising UK furniture manufacturing issues across a range of topics. The delegation, visiting under the umbrella of...

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Budget big on exports

High Value Opportunities UKTI presented the concept of its High Value Opportunities (HVO) programme which focuses on 100 projects worldwide each of which are over £500m in budget value and where the UK can compete for at least £250m. Its aim is to focus its resources...

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Furniture fire safety regulations set to change?

NOTICE OF A PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE MATCH AND CIGARETTE TESTS IN THE FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS (FIRE) (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1988 (FFRs) Summary paper written by Terry Edge of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Steve Owen of Intertek Ltd. Summary of...

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Ministerial-led export missions to Hong Kong, UAE, Kuwait

GREAT Week Hong Kong 10 March – 13 March 2014 Programme highlights: Meet key Hong Kong, Macao and wider Asia-Pacific buyers, agents and distributers at two high-profile speed networking events and two business receptions hosted by the British Embassy and the British...

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IP Bill debate

The IP Bill was debated on Monday 20th January. This, if passed, will introduce criminal provisions for deliberate registered design infringement. ACID recommends viewing a short video about 3 successful design companies and ACID members who met the Minister Lord...

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