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Companies across the North West are being invited to join a multi sector trade mission to Chengdu, Wuhan and Hong Kong this Autumn.

London firms are being encouraged to look Eastwards and sign up to marketing and strategy programme intended to help them win trading deals with India.

A 'premier league' of local government chiefs and industry leaders will be speaking at an international congress of sporting business to be held in Manchester and Liverpool next month.

Postgraduate students are to be recruited to help UK firms overcome the language and cultural barriers that are stopping them breaking into overseas markets.

Fourteen talented UK-signed acts will receive financial help to support international touring and promotion as part of the Music Export Growth Scheme.

Creative companies from Greater Manchester are setting out to increase trade with China next week with a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) visit to Hong Kong and Macao.

The total value of goods exported by companies in the North West fell by 9.5% to £27.5m, new figures HMRC have revealed.

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