Firms can sign-up for trade visit to China

Derbyshire businesses are being encouraged to sign up for a trade visit to China which will take place next year.

UK Trade and Investment’s regional China expert, Jasmine Chambers, is organising the visit to Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo.Up to 10 businesses can join the trip, which is being supported by the China British Business Council.The aim of the trip, which takes place from April 7 to 14, will be to help companies secure new customers.

Between 2010 and 2012 exports from the East Midlands to China rose by 29 per cent.Companies have until January 27 to register and grants are available to reduce the cost of travel.

For further information call 0845 052 4001 or e-mail