So-called liner shipping consortia have, since 1995, benefitted from a Block Exemption Regulation (BER), which means that they are partially exempt from the EU Treaty's ban on restrictive business practices.
The International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB), running for seven weeks in Liverpool this summer, is featuring a number of special weeks devoted to particular markets and 30 June to 4 July is China and Hong Kong week.
There are rules concerning the types of waste that can be exported, but repeat offender Joe Benson clearly thought that they did not apply to him. He now has a possible 16 months in prison to think again.
The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 is the largest global concentration of business events during 2014. Running for seven weeks in June and July it will attract business delegates and trade intermediaries to Liverpool from around the world.
British meat could be heading to China in a new deal that could be worth up to £120 million to the UK economy each year following agreement between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Chinese authorities.
Visits from foreign dignitaries used to involve an exchange of gifts where our Prime Minister would offer something like a copy of Magna Carta printed on vellum in exchange for a silver model of the other country's state bird.