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Economic information:

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Export control:

Export Control Joint Unit:


Export finance and insurance:

British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA):

UK Export Finance (formerly ECGD):


Intellectual property:

Intellectual Property Office:

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):


Standards and technical regulations:

British Standards Institution (BSI):   

Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU):

Intellectual Property Office:

National Physical Laboratory:


Trade statistics:

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC):

National Statistics Information:

Office for National Statistics:


Trade shows:

British Expertise Events: online database:

DIT Events Portal:


Travel advice:

FCO Travel:

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Healthcare abroad:

Travel health:


NHS (Scotland):

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International trade:

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC):

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British Council:

British Expertise:

British Franchise Association:

British International Freight Association:

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI):

Confederation of British Industry (CBI):

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS):  

Department for International Trade (DIT):

DIT e-exporting programme:

Export Britain:

Exporting is GREAT:

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO):

Freight Transport Association:

Institute of Directors (IoD):

Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT):

International Monetary Fund (IMF):

Market Access database:

Open to Export:

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):

Overseas business risk:

Transparency International:

UK Trade Tariff:

UK Visas:

World Bank Group economy rankings:

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness report:


Swiss websites:

Bern Economic Development Agency:

Department of Economic Affairs (beco Berner Wirtschaft):


Federal Commission for Snow and Avalanche Research:

Federal Customs Administration:

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS):

Federal Department of Finance:

Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI):

Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN):

International Federation of Accountants, Switzerland (IFAC):

My Switzerland:

Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI):

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO):

Swiss Bankers Association: 

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE):

SwissStaffing Association:

Swiss Standards Association (SNV):

The United Nations Office at Geneva:


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