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Trade deal back on

Trade deal back on?

A couple of days ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a video message saying that trade talks with the EU would end up without agreement and that UK businesses should now prepare for a no deal, or Australian-style deal, exit from the European Union. But there appears to have been a shift in rhetoric, and

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Working with Agents & Distributors post Brexit

Working with Agents & Distributors post Brexit

We are all hopefully aware that Brexit is going to mean changes to the way we export to the EU, in particular with customs declarations, added red tape, Vat changes and so on. But what effect will it have on our relationship with agents and distributors? The obligations, rules and regulations surrounding each will be

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A third of Irish exporters have experienced a COVID sales drop

A third of Irish exporters have experienced a COVID sales drop

New research from Enterprise Ireland has found that a third of exporting firms in Ireland have seen sales fall so far this year. To compound worries, a further 85% of the 728 firms surveyed said they also expect Brexit to add up to 10% to their operational costs. However, although the overall picture looks bleak,

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product passport

The greatest Brexit challenge you’ve never heard about

It is widely acknowledged that Brexit is going to present significant challenges for British international trade, irrespective of whether we reach a Free Trade Agreement with the EU before the end of the transition period. That in itself is looking an ever more remote possibility with both parties playing hardball and the UK Government’s unprecedented

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UK to follow WTO subsidy rules

UK to follow WTO subsidy rules

The Department for Business has confirmed that the UK will follow World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules regarding subsidies following the end of the transition period, replacing EU state aid laws from January 1st.  The rules will cover financial assistance granted by governments and public bodies to businesses, something which has become a sticking point during

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UK tech exports predicted to grow 35% by 2025

UK tech exports predicted to grow 35% by 2025

Tech exports from the UK could be set to grow 35% over the next five years according to a new report, worth over £8 billion. According to Tech Nation’s report Unlocking Global Tech which looked to asses the value of UK digital tech exports and opportunities for the future, UK exports are booming with the

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Brexit offers ‘best chance’ of banning live animal exports

Brexit offers ‘best chance’ of banning live animal exports

The Government is being urged to make good on its’ manifesto pledge to stop the exports of live animals with Brexit affording the best opportunity to push through the relevant regulations.  Up until now, EU laws have stopped the UK banning live exports, and the RSPCA, as well as Conservative ministers, are urging the Government

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Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ this year

Brexit deal ‘seems unlikely’ this year

The latest round of Brexit negotiations has seen talks going backwards according to reports, with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier saying the chances of striking a deal before the end of the year are looking ‘unlikely’.  With the countdown to the end of the transition period ticking on, the EU has warned that UK negotiators

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Trade between UK and EU won't 'collapse overnight' without agreement

Trade between UK and EU won’t ‘collapse overnight’ without agreement

An economist has reminded those fearing the consequences of a no-deal Brexit that trade won’t simply ‘collapse overnight’ if no agreement is reached before the end of the transition period.  Catherine McBride has noted that demand from both businesses and consumers will continue to drive trade and investment between the two sides – though that

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Post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hits unlikely snag

Post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hits unlikely snag

Trade talks between the UK and Japan over a post-Brexit trade deal were by all reports going in the right direction with both sides suggesting an agreement could be in place by the end of the month.  However, talks appear to have hit something of a hold-up. The culprit? Stilton cheese.  Talks have apparently been

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No-deal Brexit could relegate UK to minor leagues

No-deal Brexit could relegate UK to minor leagues

The former head of the World Trade Organisation has warned that a no-deal outcome to Brexit negotiations could relegate the UK from the top tier of world trade.  Pascal Lamy, who headed the WTO between 2005 and 2013, commented in a discussion with CoronaNonics that the UK faces a stark choice between minor or great

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