Country Profile — Brazil

17 March 2022

Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil holds immense long-term potential for investment and export as it matures and diversifies beyond commodities and other traditional industries.

The state of e-commerce in 2022

17 March 2022

The pandemic saw a 40% jump in online sales as consumers shifted their buying online. However, is this behaviour going to be permanent? David Howell reports.

Russian sanctions Q&As

14 March 2022

Sanctions have been imposed on 900 individuals and dozens of companies and other entities following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Marketing and building your business

9 March 2022

Marketing has the primary aim of generating revenue for your business. But marketing should not be undertaken in a vacuum, it needs to be directed to ensure that marketing effort is not wasted.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

4 March 2022

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

EU exit watch — Brexit takes a back seat

4 March 2022

It always seemed a little strange that the Prime Minister should choose the Foreign Secretary as the replacement when Lord Frost resigned from his post in charge of negotiations with the European Union over the application of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) given the complexity of the long-running problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Living with Covid — what this means for the workplace

26 February 2022

Throughout the pandemic the Government introduced various rules and regulations for the public to follow to keep them as safe as possible from the impacts of Covid-19. Such measures included the requirement to self-isolate if displaying symptoms of Covid, returned a positive Covid test or identified as a close contact of a positive case, as well as the provision of free testing and vaccines, and support payments to individuals and businesses.

Better knowledge of Incoterms can boost your profits and win more sales

25 February 2022

Do you think you know all about Incoterms? What a dry subject. It has its place of course, but all it does is clarify risks and responsibilities when goods are moved between countries. Nothing to get excited about you might think, just one more thing that exporters and importers need to remember.

Country Profile — USA

16 February 2022

The USA remains the world’s largest economy, and a key ally and trade partner to the UK with immense potential in the post-Brexit era.

Government moves to end Covid isolation requirements

14 February 2022

On 9 February 2022, Boris Johnson announced that he expects to end all Covid restrictions in England by the end of February. The current regulations, including the legal requirement for Covid cases to self-isolate for at least five full days and for SSP to be paid from day one for Covid-related absences, are in place until 24 March 2022.