Coronavirus — implications for business travellers

22 January 2020

A business medical and travel security risk company has highlighted the emerging issues around the Coronavirus, the potentially fatal infection which has been spreading from the Chinese city of Wuhan, advising business travellers to practice good hygiene and avoid visiting markets.

New ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies

22 January 2020

The EU, the United States and Japan have agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules is insufficient to tackle market and trade distorting subsidisation existing in certain jurisdictions.

Plan to make a success of UK’s bright trading future

22 January 2020

The Government should build strong mandates by working closely with business, using its evidence and expertise, in order to make a success of the UK’s trade negotiations, according to a new report from the CBI.

US-China trade war continues to hit air freight demand

20 January 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

EU Exit 31 January 2020

17 January 2020

The UK will leave the EU at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020. At this date, the UK will enter an implementation phase until at least 31 December 2020, during which we stay in the Customs Union and Single Market. This means that there are very few, if any, changes for international trade during this period.

New rail freight service for East Midlands Gateway

17 January 2020

Maritime Intermodal, a subdivision of Maritime Transport, has launched a new five-day-a-week rail freight service to SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (EMG) providing a greener way for businesses to move their goods around the country.

China and US agree an end to trade war

16 January 2020

The Phase One economic and trade agreement, signed by the United States and China on 15 January 2020, commits China to undertake structural changes to open up its economy and improve its trade regime.

Peers report on revised EU Withdrawal Agreement

15 January 2020

The House of Lords EU Select Committee has published its report on the revised EU Withdrawal Agreement ahead of consideration by the House of Lords of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which starts this week.

Time to check CN numbers

14 January 2020

CN is the abbreviation for Combined Nomenclature which is a technical EU term describing a tool for classifying goods, set up to meet the requirements of both the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) and the EU's external trade statistics.