Traders invited to look to the North East

13 December 2019

“Container shipping through the Port of Tyne avoids congestion in the south and unnecessary road miles reducing carbon emissions by as much as 80% for some of our customers as well as saving time and money.”

WTO reaches stalemate over appeals

12 December 2019

As we warned some months ago (see EU Seeks to Bypass Trump’s WTO Block), the section of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which hears cases has had to stop functioning as it no longer has the required number of judges.

UK’s net trade position falters

10 December 2019

GDP growth is forecast to slow from 1.3% for this year to 1.0% in 2020 - the weakest outturn since 2009 – according to the latest economic forecast from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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.

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.

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.