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TRUMPS TARRIFFS AFFECT VALVES

USA President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China might seem a world away, but they certainly impact on countries elsewhere, and they do include certain types of valves. At least six codes are included in the list, including 8481.10.00 pressure reducing valves, 8481.20.00 valves for hydraulics, 8481.30.20 and 8481.30.90 check valves, 8481.40.00 safety relief valves and 8481.90.90 valve par...

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GDPR

We’ve been asked a few questions about BVAA guidance on GDPR. Like most topics, this is comprehensively covered by the BVAA Business Shield service, accessible via the Members Only section of the BVAA website. Go to www.bvaa.org.uk and log in in the top right corner. If you’ve paid your subs, you’ll have been sent this login. Click Business Shield option, register or log-in ...

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VALVES & ACTUATORS IN OIL & GAS - MARKET TRACKER

Coming soon! BVAA is in the final throes of negotiating for a new Market Tracker service from Westwood Global Energy Group. As proposed, the Tracker features an introduction to the various valve and actuator types, where they are used, market drivers and upcoming projects. There’s also a list of upcoming / potential offshore projects over a 5 year forecast period. Included wil...

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BIGGER BANG FOR BUCK

Our Director has been carrying for years in his briefcase examples of members’ articles as they appear in valveuser magazine, compared to how they appear in other trade mags. The difference is stark. Full page articles in VU often appear as ‘postage stamps’ in others. We’ve seen some more examples of this, this week, and it is simply because our raison d'être is to serve mem...

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Achema Week

The quality of contacts made at Achema Frankfurt this week was key, and we rate them as very high indeed. Ironically our Director also came back with a hatful of Membership enquiries from UK companies, plus we were able to direct callers to the stand in the right direction for products, services and advice they needed. And where else can you see so many members in the space of a few...

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NEW MEMBERS

We are pleased to report the following new members: - Laser Ltd, a Div. of existing member Quickits Coax Valves Ltd Drallim Industries Ltd JB Valves Ltd Ceetak ...

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BE PROUD!

Another theme of this week’s Board Meeting was the amount of pride members had in their BVAA Membership! Such is the kudos of the proud BVAA brand, one even reported considering putting the BVAA logo on his product labels. Use of the BVAA logo and ‘Member of BVAA’ logo is an exclusive right to members who have paid their subs, and both low-res (web) and high-res (print) versions...

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DID YOU KNOW...

That as a member you can benefit from the following services? Technical: BVAA’s Technical Authority, Free technical advice, Free technical advice to external bodies, Standards Development, Standards Assisted Travel Funding, Technical WGs, Technical Expert Groups, Networking, Technical articles and MasterClasses, R&D Funding, Technical HotSpots, Monthly Technical Reports...

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WHERE ARE THE MEMBER CEOS?

It was noted at a recent Board meeting that we see only a small proportion of Member CEOs at our events, and in some cases, not at all. The rich and varied support from BVAA works most effectively via member CEOs, directing their company’s engagement from the top down. Members are enabling great business opportunities for themselves by attending. Time you made the time? ...

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PLEASE RESPOND TO OUR GDPR EMAIL

While an impressively high percentage of actual respondents want to stay in touch with BVAA, a low number of the recipients of the ‘Still want BVAA's Valve industry updates’ email have actually replied to it. If you got a GDPR email from BVAA, please do reply – it’s the only way we know for sure to keep you on the database. ...

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