The importance to trade of blockchain technologies

6 December 2019

Policy action and coordination among key interested parties are necessary to fully realise the potential of blockchain technology to transform international trade, according to World Trade Organization (WTO) Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun.

WTO adds plastic pollution to its list of problems

6 December 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment recently discussed how trade can help promote a circular economy which favours keeping materials in use and improving resource efficiency.

Fake news: counterfeit goods cost UK economy billions

4 December 2019

The global trade in fake goods, from cosmetics to car parts and motorbikes, is costing the UK economy billions of dollars a year in lost company sales, overpriced products and missing tax revenues.

Commission chief lays down agenda for trade

3 December 2019

His five-year term of office as President of the European Commission is coming to an end for Jean-Claude Juncker and he is about to hand over to former German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen.

New Incoterms® 2020 App heads for success

29 November 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently launched the Incoterms® 2020 App and has so far seen 10,000 downloads of what it describes as the only official tool that brings together essential information and insight regarding the commercial trade terms in one, easy-to-access location.

EU edges closer to agreement with the US

29 November 2019

In line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in trade negotiations, the European Commission has published its proposal for an EU-United States agreement on conformity assessment for industrial products.

Import-restrictive measures hit high point again

26 November 2019

Historically high levels of trade-restrictive measures are having a clear impact on growth, job creation and purchasing power around the world according to Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Manchester Airport secures landmark link to Shanghai

26 November 2019

The Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Henri Murison, has said that forging closer links between China and the North of England is crucial to increasing the contribution the region makes to the UK economy.