Institute of Export & International Trade

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Institute of Export & International Trade   (IOE&IT)

    EU Transparency Register

    202702447560-24 First registered on 12 Sep 2022

    Goals / Remit

    We empower organisations and equip individuals with the expertise to trade effectively, sustainably and competitively
    The Institute was established over 85 years ago to support UK businesses in growing their international markets and trade. The Institute is the leading association of exporters and importers. We provide education and training to professionalise the UK’s international traders.

    As a partner with governments, we deliver national and international programmes, acting as evangelists for the UK and establishing UK processes and standards globally.

    Main EU files targeted

    IOE&IT targets by its interest representation activities a wide range of matters related to customs and training - including roadmaps, public consultations, directives, regulations, decisions, interinstitutional agreements around EU policy on the future of the European Union’s Customs Union, its relevance and its effectiveness in the long-term. We also intend to lobby on future relevant customs-related consultations.

    We would like to express our views on below mentioned, but not limited to, topics:

    - Revision of the Union Customs Code
    - Data and IT systems policies and frameworks – data management and technologies for customs, emerging technologies for customs operation - including the A Digital Single Market Act
    - Single Trade Window framework, policies and consultations
    - EU Customs & border agency consultations/policy
    - Framework for cooperation consultations/policies
    - ABC model – Framework of Responsibility and Trust – AEO model reform and further development – consultations and policies
    - Education and training of customs officials, customs intermediaries and other actors in a supply chain
    - Links between Customs and other policies
    - Management of customs policies and frameworks
    - Interoperability and global/international standards – consultations/policies/frameworks
    - Future of EU international cooperation in Customs matters – trade facilitation consultations and framework
    - Green taxation – Green Customs initiatives consultations and policies
    - Trade in services – consultations and framework
    - Tariffs to protect the market – anti-dumping and EU standards - consultations
    - Tariffs and VAT for Customs, duty exemptions - including VAT in the digital age
    - E-commerce legislation consultations
    - EU FTA programme
    - Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) strategy
    - EU Global Gateway


    Head Office
    Trade House Minerva Business Park
    Peterborough PE2 6FT
    EU Office
    L’Institut du Commerce International (ICI) Chaussée de Charleroi 110-112
    Bruxelles 1060


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Fergus MCREYNOLDS 19 Dec 2023 18 Dec 2024

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    Member of the Trade in Services Council
    Member of the International Chamber of Commerce
    Member of the World Freezones Organisation
    Member of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

    Member organisations

    We have a membership of over 7000 businesses.

    Open to Export

    UK/Global Customs Academy

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

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    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    We have no current communication activities planned as yet.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 14 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Global gateway implementation in Africa, education initiatives and outreach
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      • Lora Borissova (Cabinet member)
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