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Manufacturing and Export Services

Manufacturing is incredibly important to the UK right now. We need to be developing and strengthening our manufacturing base to be able to compete and trade with a wider global audience as we leave the EU and Trade Agreements that were to form individual areas of our own.

The AEA supports its manufacturing base in several ways. We provide wider access to market intelligence and technical expertise within the field of product design, compliance and standards. We also collaborate with other likeminded organisations whose focus is the manufacturing sector. Our Manufacturing / Export Working Group meet on an ongoing basis, and look at issues that will affect the future way in which we will trade. Brexit will impact on this group of members. Members receive a quarterly bulletin with up to date coverage of the process of leaving the EU and with access to grants and other initiatives that may present opportunities.

Our partners and collaborations useful to our manufacturing members include:

The EEF
EAMA / EURIS
The Agri-Brexit Coalition

Through the above channels we work closely with BEIS, DExEU and DEFRA.

The AEA’s mission is to represent the best interests of the UK land and outdoor power equipment members in a globally changing competitive environment.

The AEA is a Challenge Partner with the Department for International Trade (DIT).  We promote DIT services to UK based businesses that are considering doing business overseas or planning to expand their international business.  In addition to the management of the Trade Show Access Programme (TAP) supported groups, this includes the promotion of Business Opportunities; Open to Export; webinars; capacity building services; dissemination of other export information and opportunities.

Download our current International Trade Strategy

What we can do for you:

Are you considering your first steps in exporting or maybe you have some export experience?

If so the AEA can help you with advice and export services, and assist with obtaining funding through DIT and through the regions. We provide members with regular vital export statistics and country data and are continually looking at new potential markets for UK exporters. Due to the wide diversity of the products that we represent, not every overseas trade show or market is relevant to all companies. If there is a specific market/event that you feel we should be looking at please contact us for further information.  We are here to help you with your overseas exporting plans.

Under the current DIT TAP programme (Tradeshow Access Programme) the AEA has been successful in obtaining grant funding for the following events for 2018 – 2019:-

Golf Industry Show, February 2019 www.golfindustryshow.com

For further information please visit the Trade Access Program website or contact Kayleigh Holden at kayleigh.holden@aea.uk.com