Brexit: what does the whitepaper say on ‘free trade area for goods’?

The government published its 104-page Brexit white paper on Thursday This article from Womble Bond Dickinson takes a look at the options it sets out concerning future trade terms The government’s white paper proposes the creation of a “free trade area for goods”, coupled with a “facilitated customs arrangement” to …

INTERNATIONAL PR STILL RELIES ON THE OLD-FASHIONED APPROACH

Kevin Kelway, International Public Relations Specialist at International Trade Matters, introduces some of the services he can offer: IN the real world of new acronyms of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), the traditional method of print media in storytelling and content – is still a force to reckon with in the …

Trading in China – The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection & Appropriate Agreements

International Market Platforms and Intellectual Property specialist, Shelly Pritchard takes a look at the steps businesses can take to protect IP when outsourcing manufacturing to China… Intellectual property is an established concern for those businesses operating or considering operating in China. Fear regarding the enforcement of IP is a factor …

What if my company wasn’t “born-global”?

Is your company predominantly trading domestically?  Don’t fit into the category of “born-global”?  Not to worry – global trading is about attitude, not connections, or skills, or knowledge or, perhaps, even strategy. That doesn’t mean you don’t need a good many of these to successfully trade globally.  But attitude may …

Ballast Water Management – Why is it important?

Ballast Water Management – Why is it important? Officer of the Watch examines legislative efforts to avoid disastrous environmental risks posed by ballast water from international shipping The problem: Ships use ballast to control their stability. The ballast can be solid, and historically rocks or iron ingots might have been …

Hard Brexit? Sell Sterling!

Davis and Fox; Brexit Hawks If anyone in the U.K. didn’t believe that Brexit was going to happen, they should have had their eyes very firmly opened on 20th July. The first joint Press Conference given by the major Protagonists, Michel Barnier and David Davis since negotiations began in earnest …

MPC Facing Critical Vote

Damned if they do, Damned if they don’t… There are three weeks until the next MPC meeting in the U.K. but traders will already have the date circled in red on their calendars. A one-month break in meetings should have given MPC members more time to come to a considered …