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World Trade Matters - Previous Editions
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We only publish our journals online a year after their initial publication. To receive print copies of any of our journals, please contact: or call 01733 404400


Winter 2017: Blueprint for Global Britain

Winter 2017 issue

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Highlights include:

The Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead, outlines her vision for the future of UK Trade and Export

Queen's Awards Gala Dinner - Majestic evening of celebration at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, with HRH The Princess Royal privy to an inspiring congregation of Queen’s Awards winners

Let the numbers speak - For Brexit not to reduce UK exports, and thereby GDP, would require that whatever reduction takes place in exports to Europe be offset by increases beyond

Ready for business: Commonwealth - The Commonwealth is home to a vast array of countries, communities and industries. No other group in the world includes states ranging from Vanuatu to Australia

The power of education - The need for businesses to catch up with a lost generation of skilled exporters is beginning to be an uncomfortable truth for the UK

“Brexit” - It’s the word on everyone’s lips at the moment; (and will likely linger there for some time!). It’s the understatement of the century to say that Brexit will transform the UK


Spring 2018: Sketching a Blueprint for Global Britain

World Trade Matters Issue 2

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Highlights include:

Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon. Liam Fox MP, outlines the role UK Export Finance has to play in the future blueprint for Global Britain

Mike Cherry, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, on the importance of export to our SMEs

Sector Focus: Food and Drink

The power of 'Brand Britain'

Financial sanctions - what exporters need to know


Autumn 2018: Looking to the Future of Global Trade

Autumn 2018 issue

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Highlights include:

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, outlines the role London has to play as a centre for global trade and Global Britain 

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo, advocates a rules-based world order

Kash Ahmad, UK Specialist Director at Bibby Financial Services, on the need for trade to remain as frictionless as possible

Andy Simpson, Head of International at Barclays, on the challenges ahead posed by Brexit

Peter Ward, CEO of the UK Warehousing Association, on the impacts of the new consumer and Brexit on our national storage capabilities


Spring 2019: Making the case for international trade

Spring 2019 issue

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Highlights include:

UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO, Andrew Staines, on why the WTO matters and the UK's role within it 

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, assesses the UK's future trade policy

Multilateralism versus protectionism in global trade - the experience of Switzerland as an open economy by Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

Stephen Phipson, CEO of MakeUK, talks about the importance of trade to UK manufacturing

Secretary General of the ICC United Kingdom, Chris Southworth - more than ever, international trade matters to the UK. The UK should take the lead in global trade policy.


Summer 2019: Defining an Independent UK

world trade matters summer 19

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Highlights include:

Secretary General, World Customs Organsation, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, gives an overview of the ongoing activities to future-proof customs and its stakeholders for the 21st century global trade landscape

Chairman of Asia House and President of the Institute of Export & International Trade, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint advises UK businesses to look to Asia for export growth
Minister for Trade for Investment and Innovation in the Scottish government, Ivan McKee MSP, outlines Scotland’s trading ambitions

Lord Popat of Harrow discusses trends among the recent winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise (International Trade)


Autumn 2019:Ethical and Sustainable Trade

world trade matters autumn 19

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Highlights include:

Michael Gidney, CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation, assesses how we can work together towards ensuring there is fairer trade in the world

The Prime Minister's Anti Corruption Champion, John Penrose MP, discusses UK efforts to address bribery and corruption risks in emerging markets

Russel Grazier, Head of ECA and London Trade and Working Capital at Barclays, argues that 'Sustainable Supply Chain Management' is essential for businesses and not just a 'Nice-to-Have'

Lord Waverley suggests that Blockchain is already providing solutions to the ethical questions of the future


Winter 2019: Something to Declare

world trade matters autumn 19

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The Winter 2019 edition follows the theme of 'Something to Declare - How Cross Border Trade Really Happens’ and features guest contributions from:

  • Lars Karlsson - KGH Customs Services
  • Edward Winterton - UK CEO of Bibby Financial Services

  • Ana Boata - Lead Eurozone and UK economist at Euler Hermes

  • Incoterms® 2020 - is your organisation ready?

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