EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached but exemptions are added

The European Union has taken a positive, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. The new agreement on so-called ‘conflict minerals’; minerals that are mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These minerals are known as the 3 …

Middleton Jones presents Open4Biz award to Philip J Milton

Congratulations to Philip J Milton on winning an export consultancy session! Linda Middleton-Jones and Robert Zarywacz, pictured here with Philip J Milton, Chartered financial Planner with his prize of a free consultancy session on how to approach the Middle East market. Middleton Jones attended the Open4Biz exhibition in Ilfracombe Friday …

5 tips for success in 2017: Year of the exporter?

Where will your business take you in 2017? Success and beyond, one would hope, but in these uncertain times, strong preparation and planning will be the key to achieving your potential. Strengthening and opening export channels will be imperative for many companies. Supply Chain Associate, Diane Thyer presents 5 important points …

Brexit advice from Middleton Jones in Plymouth Herald

An article In the online edition of the Plymouth Herald this week features an interview with Linda Middleton-Jones. The story discusses the benefits of investing in export relations ahead of Brexit and some of the possible outcomes from negotiations with Europe. In the article entitled Expert tells Plymouth firms how …

Piece of Cake

Can International trade continue as we know it? Are we really living in an age of uncertainty? What will change, what will remain the same, and where are the opportunities? Recently I was asked to review the legal framework surrounding international trade.  Reminiscent of many years spent studying UK, European, …