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International Trade News
17 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the ‘mission-critical’ Smart Freight System for exports be ready on 1 January 2021? »
The UK’s logistics industry has urged the government to accelerate the development of its technical solutio...
17 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling lands £100,000 job with large UK port operator »
Conservative MP and former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been given a role advising Hutchinso...
15 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Japan, is Canada next? The UK set to begin talks with Ottawa in over future trade deal »
Fresh on the heels of securing its first trade deal as an independent nation with Japan last week, the UK is set to recont...
15 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internal Market Bill passes second reading despite controversy – so what happens next? »
The controversial Internal Market Bill passed its second reading last night (15 September) by a majority of 77, meaning th...
14 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC sends UK firms a checklist of preparations for trading with the EU from January 2021 »
The government has today written to all VAT-registered businesses in the UK advising on preparations to make for...
14 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
With food the latest obstacle in UK-EU talks, what impact would a no-deal have on the industry? »
Britain’s right to export animal-origin goods to the EU – and Northern Ireland – is the latest obstacle in the UK’s n...
11 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK strikes trade deal with Japan - its first such independent agreement in 47 years »
The UK has agreed a trade deal with Japan today – its first major trade agreement as an independent trading nation for nea...
11 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most read stories from this week – when the Internal Market Bill changed the course of UK-EU talks »
There have been plenty of pivotal moments in negotiations between the UK and EU since the referendum vote in 2016. Few...
11 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK-EU trade deal hanging by a thread but talks to resume on Monday »
The penultimate round of negotiations between the UK and EU have become increasingly heated, amid reports of waning trust...
10 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government unveils new measures to boost exports for retail and consumer brands affected by Covid-19 »
The government this week announced a series of new measures to support brands in the consumer and retail industry to expor...
10 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The controversial Internal Market Bill has now been published – so what happens next? »
The government yesterday introduced the  Internal Market Bill  to the House of Commons to criticism&nb...
09 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
…as US politicians warn UK government that new bill could jeopardise a UK-US trade deal »
US politicians and advisors to presidential candidate Joe Biden have voiced concerns about the UK government’s plan to ove...
09 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
STOP PRESS: Prime minister defends Internal Market Bill after admission it breaks international law »
The government has today (9 September) published proposed legislation that would breach international law and could jeop...
09 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is global trade on its way back to pre-crisis levels? We have a look at this week’s data »
Rising export values from Germany and France and the best profits in a decade for the contai...
08 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where the UK and EU stand going into the penultimate round of trade talks »
The penultimate round of negotiations for the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU begins today (8 September) amid...
08 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Customs formalities are inevitable regardless of post-transition deal outcome, trade expert warns »
UK firms have been warned they need to prepare for new customs obligations regardless of the outcome of the talks between...
08 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New EU trade commissioner named – but will he have any influence on the UK-EU trade relationship? »
Former Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is to become the EU’s new trade commissioner, President Ursula von der...
07 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
EU deal or no deal: some facts and figures to help you decide which side you’re on »
In the tense pas de deux that is negotiating an EU-UK free trade deal, prime minister Boris Johnson has made his most auda...
07 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK-EU trade talks rocked by government plans to ‘override’ Northern Ireland Protocol »
The UK government is looking to row back on key aspects of the Northern Ireland Protocol, in new legis...
04 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Not enough time to solve ‘critical gaps’ in UK’s post-transition border plan, logistics bodies warn »
The UK’s Border Operating Model for post-transition trade has “critical gaps” creating the possibility of border chaos at...
04 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SMEs write off over £20,000 on average during pandemic, as lack of cash flow impacts supply chains »
Source: Bibby FInancial Services The UK’s SMEs are being paid late and have written off tens of thousands of pounds s...
03 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK pledge to lead on international regulatory cooperation is good news for traders »
The government yesterday (2 September) announced it will pursue greater international alignment in its post-Brexit policy...
03 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global trade on course to recover more quickly than post-2008, says leading economics body »
Rising shipping volumes and increased freight capacity point to a possible V-shaped recovery for global trade, according t...
02 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
GB stores can stock already CE-marked goods till 2022, says new government guidance »
Goods stamped with the EU’s CE mark can continue to be stocked in British stores till as late as 2022 provided relevant EU...
01 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a UK-EU deal now unlikely? The questions needing answers in this autumn’s trade talks »
Parliament is returning from its summer recess this week, but talks have been ongoing throughout the summer between the UK...
11 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public support trade deals but are increasingly sceptical about their benefits »
The general public is largely supportive of the UK signing new trade agreements but is not convinced the deals will increa...
10 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK and Japan agree substance of deal: Truss resists concessions on automotive and agriculture »
The UK and Japan have reached “substantial” agreement in most areas of the negotiations for what looks likely to become th...
07 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government unveils £200m ‘Trader Support Service’ to ease customs burden on Northern Ireland firms »
The UK government has unveiled a £200m customs support service for firms trading in and out of Northern Ireland, to ease t...
07 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most read stories from the Daily Update this week – including the return of ‘Operation Brook’ »
It may be August, but there’s still plenty going on for exporters and importers to keep up with. This includes the retur...
06 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
What next for food and drink sectors coping with Covid-19, US tariffs and impending changes to UK-EU »
When the UK entered lockdown back in March there were national fears of food and drink shortages, as packs of pasta and ri...
06 August 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Would a Biden presidency end the US tariff spree? The Democrat candidate’s stance on China and trade »
Democrat US presidential candidate Joe Biden has hit out at current president Donald Trump’s tariff war with China, arguin...
05 August 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Government admits ‘low levels’ of readiness for post-transition and restarts border contingency plan »
The government has published a blueprint for mitigating a ‘no deal’ outcome in the EU trade negotiations, after admitting...
04 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Which? launches new campaign to ensure consumer views are represented in trade talks »
Consumer group Which? has today (4 August) launched a new campaign to ensure consumer views are considered in the governme...
04 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who is best placed to fill the WTO’s top job? The latest predictions as body faces leaderless autumn »
The WTO is facing a leaderless autumn after failing to select an interim leader while the contest to replace outgoing dire...
03 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maersk launches digital supply chain management platform for SMEs »
Danish shipping giant Maersk has launched an online supply chain platform for small and medium-sized businesses that trans...

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