First stage of Mombasa highway opened

Kenyan President William Ruto has inaugurated the first section of an upgraded 560km highway along East Africa’s Northern corridor. It is being built as part of a wider EU package of support to create 11 strategic transport corridors across Africa under the €150 billion Global Gateway EU-Africa Investment Package. The inaugural section stretches 54km connecting from Mombasa, East Africa's largest port, to Kilifi on the north coast. [+]

Transporters must declare goods movements within Europe

New rules came into force on 1 February requiring transport operators to declare if they are transporting goods inside the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It applies to HGVs, vans or trailers including trailers towed by cars and to cabotage journeys (loading goods in one of these countries and unloading ... [+]

Brussels signs air deal with Beijing

The European Union and China signed an aviation agreement on 20 May. All EU airlines would be able to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. Up until now, only airlines owned and controlled ... [+]

Soyabeans deal brings transatlantic trade truce

The US and EU reached kissed and made up in their trade war at a meeting between US President Donald Trump and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington on 25 July. President Trump agreed not to impose tariffs on car imports for Europe in exchange for a deal that would ... [+]

EU signs ‘historic’ Japan trade deal

The EU and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement on 17 July described as the largest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU and widely seen asthrowing down the gauntlet to US president Donald Trump and his protectionist policies. It will remove the vast majority of the €1 billion of ... [+]

EU to sign Japan free trade pact

In an apparent rebuke to anti-globalisation politicians such as Donald Trump and pro-Brexit factions in the UK, EU and Japan said on 6 July that they were poised to sign an historic free trade agreement. The deal, endorsed by Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and EU leaders should open up ... [+]

More Brexit reaction from the freight industry

We stand firm in our belief that the UK’s supply chain will be deeply affected by the referendum outcome, as it’s always relied on an efficient international logistics network. Jobs, trade and investment are all likely to be impacted...Like every other company, we must now take stock of what’s happened ... [+]

EU signs Vietnam trade deal

The EU and Vietnam have approved a free trade agreement. It is expected to eliminate 99% of tariffs. [+]

France looks to impose minimum wage for cabotage drivers

France looks set to follow Germany in imposing a minimum wage for foreign drivers on its territory. The French National Assembly said on 15 February that it planned to adopt a measure imposing France's minimum hourly wage of €9.61 for drivers involved in cabotage operations on its territory. Germany introduced its ... [+]

Kenya fruit and veg trade at risk as EU hikes duties

The EU is imposing higher import duties on vegetables and flowers from Kenya as negotiations due to a lack of progress in signing an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East African Community (EAC). The EPAs has signed EPAs with most groups of countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific ... [+]

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