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Update on EU / South America Trade Deal

Donald Trump’s decision to remove the US from the trans-Pacific trade deal has stimulated leaders in the EU & the founding members of the South American trading block called Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) to finalize a trade agreement on talks which have been on-going since 1999. Whilst there is a new impetus on […]

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Are Low Shipping Prices Coming To An End?

Today you are paying very low prices for the cargo which you ship. However what is happening to cause these low prices may be coming to an end. So what is the cause of the low prices? The basic point is that you are paying very low prices to ship your products  because there are […]

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5 Tips to Protect Your Food Products Sold into China

                            Have you thought of the likelihood that the food products which you sell into China could be tampered with or even copied when it is in China? Well judging by past events it’s a very real treat. China’s track record China […]

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India shows lack of interest in doing a trade deal with the European Union

                      India’s decision not to renew an investment treaty with the Netherlands has sounded warning bells to the European Union that this will be the start of a process of India allowing many bilateral Investment protection deals with other European countries to expire. India has […]

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EU indicates End to TTIP talks

                        The recent election of Donald Trump may have finally put the nail into the coffin of the current trade negotiations between the USA & the EU. However there were massive signals from the European side of difficulties which required drastic amendments which would […]

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CETA approved by Belgium

The Belgian state of Wallonia has reached agreement with the Belgian government and now looks likely that it will approve the Belgian governments sign off on the Canada EU Trade Agreement called CETA. The agreement which was due to be signed off at a summit on 27th October by the Prime Minister of Canada and […]

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International Traders face turmoil in Global Sea Freight

Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest container shipper filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday 31/08/16.  It accounted for up to 8% of the trans Pacific volume for the US Market. This sudden news has left products travelling to and from Asia in total state of limbo. Hanjin’s ships were refused entry to ports whilst those docked at […]

Freight Forwarders: Industry Review & Strategies for Growth

                    With this years FIATA 2016 World Congress taking place in my home city of Dublin in October, I felt that writing an article on the Freight Industry would be appropriate. The major market challenges which freight forwarders face are becoming even more daunting as customers now […]

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Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) – Update

Services are an increasingly important in the global economy and a central part of the economy of every EU country.  The EU is the world’s largest exporter of services with tens of millions of jobs throughout Europe in the services sector.  Opening up markets for services will mean more growth and jobs. The Trade in […]

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Iran – Update, Trading Tips & Facts

                Changes to doing business with Iran On 16 January 2016 a report was sent to the United Nations Security Council which stated that Iran had taken a series of measures called for by the historic nuclear agreement between Iran, the United Nations Security Council permanent members and […]