Experts highlight the perils of packing

1 May 2014

The hazards of incorrect packing of containers and CTUs (cargo transport units) of all types were highlighted at Multimodal 2014 recently by specialist insurer TT Club.

Groups call for NHS exemption from EU and US trade treaty

30 April 2014

Negotiations over removing barriers to trade between the EU and the United States, which commenced in July last year, have prompted the shadow health secretary to call for an exemption for the NHS in order to protect it from market forces and international competition law.

Bahrain opens for business

30 April 2014

Bahrain has become the 74th country to implement the ATA Carnet system that allows for the temporary duty and tax-free export or import of goods for up to one year, the International Chamber of Commerce has confirmed.

London Distribution Park a step closer

29 April 2014

The owners of London Distribution Park (LDP) — Forth Ports Ltd and Roxhill Developments Ltd — have announced the completion of the infrastructure works for their 70-acre warehousing development located beside the Port of Tilbury.

Is world trade becoming safer?

28 April 2014

Piracy on the world’s seas has dropped to its lowest first-quarter (Q1) level since 2007, but the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned that there is no room for complacency.

World trade dominated by "broker" countries

24 April 2014

Computer scientists from Imperial College London, using new models to investigate how networks work, have shown how Germany, for example, uses its power to dominate trade between smaller countries in the EU.

Chance to visit Iraqi Kurdistan and Erbil Trade Fair

23 April 2014

Erbil International Fair 2014 will be held for the tenth time in September 2013 and the largest general trade fair organised in Iraq will be looking to build on the 550 exhibitors from 21 countries who were visited by 32,000 people at last year's event.

EU wants victims of unfair trading to get damages

22 April 2014

The European Parliament has approved a draft directive intended to help businesses claim damages if they are victims of unfair trading practices such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions.

First overseas business network in Singapore

17 April 2014

Describing it as a key milestone in the programme to strengthen overseas business networks, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has announced accreditation of British Chambers of Commerce in Singapore.