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Tapping into beer exports

UK beer exports are on the rise, with export values of £603.6 million in 2017 and beer being one of the top 5 exports to the EU last year*. Exports of beer to the U.S. alone were worth £139.1 million*. There has never been a better time for South West breweries to make the most of overseas opportunities.

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South West Food and Drink Exports up 7%

Exports of South West food and drink increased to £760m in the year to March 2018, an increase of 7% compared to the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show.

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A hard Brexit; what would it mean for SW food and drink companies?

European exports are worth millions to South West exporters, so our International Trade Director, James Monk travelled to Bristol’s twin city, Bordeaux to explore the impact of a no deal Brexit. 

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Dairy demand in China sees exports on the rise

Demand for British dairy in China is growing at an unprecedented rate. Paul Shand, South West Regional Director for the Department for International Trade (DIT), discusses how this could benefit the dairy industry in the South West. 

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What is CETA and how to reap the benefits

It’s not just Commonwealth membership that the UK and Canada share. This free trade agreement has become the talk of the town for businesses exporting to Canada.

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Why the Germans love British beer (and cider)!

At the last Great British Food Programme Beer and Cider 'Meet the Buyer' event we asked Achim Helbig of BrauArt Britsche Bier GmbH why he is looking to buy and import British beer and cider into the German market.

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Food and drink: from Bristol to Beijing

Business West accompanied eleven South West SMEs from the Food & Drink sector on a trade mission to China. Our China Market Specialist, Jonathan Smith, recounts highlights from a hugely successful week!

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How to export cider – by Sheppy’s Cider

In this video, long standing clients of the Department for International Trade South West, Sheppy's Cider, take you through the ins and outs of exporting cider outside the UK.

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How to export beer – by Box Steam Brewery

In this video, clients of the Department for International Trade SW, Box Steam Brewery based in Trowbridge in Wiltshire, will help you understand how they export their beers and ales.

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Granny Gothards – How We Took On The World

Amanda, Owner of Granny Gothards near Taunton, Somerset, tells us how she's benefited from International Trade Services at Business West and is now exporting to Dubai.

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