The DTI-sponsored virtual business park, TradeUK, gives UK firms access to a global electronic market, estimated to be worth more than #40 billion by the year 2000.
Visitors to the site can interrogate a database of exporting companies, avoiding the need for complex classifications or reference codes used in some business directories. It also offers access to a DTI team of researchers if you can't find what you're looking for.
Any UK company can register and be listed free of charge. TradeUK will make sure that companies which don't have a PC, Internet access or email can participate by forwarding enquiries by fax. The total number of UK companies listed in TradeUK is projected to reach some 250,000 over the next few years.
TradeUK is working closely with trade associations, including the Federation of the Electronic Industry (FEI), Computing Services and Software Association (CSSA), Railways Industry Association (RIA) and the Concrete Industry Alliance (CIA). TradeUK can be found at (www.tradeuk.com).
Some parts of Atacama have not received rainfall for 500 years - but a sudden deluge of water upset the Desert's delicate biological balance
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007