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BMTA joins UK manufacturing groups in critical letter to Prime Minister 

The BMTA has joined a group of 15 manufacturers’ trade bodies, including Make UK and the Chemical Industries Association, in penning a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which was published today in the Financial Times.

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Bill Lyons (1933-2023) 

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Bill Lyons passed away on 21 September.

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International Trade Week launches programme 

International Trade Week has launched its programme of events and is still looking for people to host events.

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UK product safety review

After a long wait, the UK Government has finally issued its Product Safety Review consultation. 

The BMTA would like to encourage all those involved in areas, directly or indirectly, related to product testing to take part in the consultation as the outcome could have a significant and long-term impact on your business. The document and more information can be found here: 


Update for PPE designated standards

The UK Government has provided an update for designated standards for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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UKAS accreditation for Kiwa Electrical Compliance

Electrical safety testing firm Kiwa Electrical Compliance is now UKAS ISO 17025 accredited to safety assess measurement, control, and laboratory equipment to EN/IEC 61010-1 and audio/video and information and communication technology equipment to EN/IEC 62368-1.

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