Trump adviser plays up possibility of special trade deals

20 August 2019

On his recent visit to London United States National Security Adviser John Bolton met Prime Minister Boris Johnson and discussed the close UK-US trading relationship and “our shared commitment to an ambitious free trade agreement once the UK leaves the EU”.

Lack of confidence hurting exports

19 August 2019

According to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), many UK exporters are treading water at a time of deep uncertainty.

Permanent rail link between Tilbury and Grangemouth

15 August 2019

Forth Ports, in partnership with Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Eddie Stobart, has confirmed that the rail service providing a regular weekend link between the ports of Tilbury and Grangemouth is to be made permanent.

Trade Secretary determined to get US deal

14 August 2019

The new International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, made a visit to the United States one of her first priorities and has returned insisting that both governments are committed to negotiating and securing a free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible.

Customs Import Duty (EU Exit) Regulations

14 August 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published the draft text of notices that will be made under the provisions of The Customs Import Duty (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1248).

Government to create post-Brexit Freeports

13 August 2019

Ports and airports across the UK will be invited to bid for Freeport status, with as many as 10 Freeports being created under plans announced by the Government.

Statistics aid trade decision-making

9 August 2019

At a time of great uncertainty for global trade, with the United States again imposing higher tariffs on Chinese exports, the role of trade statistics takes on a renewed significance, according to Roberto Azevêdo.

DIT offers tips on exporting after Brexit

9 August 2019

While it stresses that leaving the EU with a deal remains the UK Government’s top priority, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has issued a number of guides concerning exporting to various countries in the event that the UK leaves without a deal.

MPs alarmed at Government’s lack of post-Brexit policy

7 August 2019

In a new report on UK investment policy, Parliament’s International Trade Committee urges the Government to put in place a policy on International Investment Agreements in advance of a possible no-deal Brexit.