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UCC made simple

Broker KGH Customs has created a site to help companies get ready for the new EU Union Customs Code (UCC). - uccmadesimple.com It includes a self-assessment tool to help firms ascertain quickly how prepared they are and what they need to do. There is also a checklist. [+]
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EU Commissioner pans Trump’s border tax plan

EU trade commissioner Jyrki Katainen said in mid-February that the EU would be prepared to take legal action should the US try to impose a “border tax” against its imports. In an article published in the Financial Times Katainen also warned that such a move ... [+]
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Trade experts see brighter outlook

The World Trade Organisation says that its latest Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade growth will continue to grow moderately in the first quarter of 2017 after strengthening in the final quarter of 2016. The indicator is based on a number of components, including ... [+]
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Small firms in the vanguard of UK export drive

More than 63% of British small and medium sized enterprises are exporting, taking advantage of declines in the value of the Pound, according to the latest FedEx SMEs Export Report. It also reveals that the digital economy proves to be an essential enabler allowing SMEs to ... [+]
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New group to study trade facilitation

French Customs, the HAROPA ports group, port community system SOGET and ISEL University of Le Havre Normandy, have joined forces to create TRAFIS LAB, an applied research laboratory on trade facilitation, digital customs and logistics. They have initiated a Scientific Interest Group to host a public-private ... [+]
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UK to seek new relationship with EU

A White Paper setting out the government's goals for its Brexit negotiations with the EU, has confirmed Prime Minister Theresa May’s January statement that UK will withdraw from the single market and seek a new customs arrangement and a free trade agreement with the EU. Yesterday, ... [+]
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Ireland trade must flow post-Brexit

FTA Ireland general manager Aidan Flynn stressed the importance of free movement and ensuring trade continues unhindered at an all-island meeting on the impact of Brexit in Dundalk on 23 January. Mr Flynn attended the meeting alongside representatives from Ireland’s transport and logistics industry, Minister ... [+]
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Brexit – your questions answered

This year’s Multimodal show and conference will include a series of briefings on Brexit on 4-6 April in Birmingham. They will be led by experts from companies including Eurotunnel, Oracle, KPIT and Agency Sector Management. The sessions are part of a series of seminars and workshops giving ... [+]
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Brexit – still more questions than answers

The Prime Minister raised more questions than answers in her widely anticipated ‘Brexit speech’ to the House of Commons today (17 January). Teresa May confirmed speculation that the UK would carry out a ‘hard Brexit’, leaving the single European market but she pledged to push for ... [+]
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Multimodal awards – nominations open

Nominations for the FTA Multimodal Awards are now open but close on 31 January. They are: The Seafreight Operator of the Year Award- sponsored by Freightliner The Air Cargo Operator of the Year Award The Road Freight Operator of the Year Award The Rail Freight ... [+]