Industry News | 4 July 2018

UK trade deficit is narrowing, figures show

The trade deficit in the UK decreased during the past year, new figures have shown.

Industry News | 3 July 2018

Trump criticises WTO at meeting with Dutch PM

Donald Trump has said the World Trade Organization has not been treating America well, furthering suggestions the nation may withdraw.

Origin Calculation | 2 July 2018

RCEP nations aim to close free trade deal before end of 2018

The nations involved in the RCEP negotiations have made a joint commitment to aim for a final deal by the end of the year.

Origin Calculation | 29 June 2018

Global report highlights ongoing progress on trade facilitation, despite challenges

Efforts to improve trade facilitation standards worldwide continue to make progress, according to a new report from the OECD.

Imports and Exports | 27 June 2018

UK reassures China of commitment to free trade

British chancellor Philip Hammond has outlined the UK's ongoing commitment to free trade ahead of an upcoming visit to China.

Imports and Exports | 25 June 2018

Impact of excess capacity on global trade is overblown, study shows

A new report has suggested that the current focus of tackling excess capacity as a means of addressing problems with the global trade system may be based on flawed logic.

Imports and Exports | 22 June 2018

Chinese government assures businesses on free trade commitment

The Chinese government has met with representatives from a number of multinational businesses to offer assurances that the country remains committed to free trade, despite its current trade conflict with the US.

Imports and Exports | 20 June 2018

Japan records further trade growth in May 2018

Japan has reported strong import and export growth for May 2018, despite growing trade tensions in the region.

Origin Calculation | 19 June 2018

Examining the aims of the EU's FTA plans with Australia and New Zealand

The EU has received the green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of securing broad-ranging free trade agreements that could deliver significant benefits.

Legislation | 18 June 2018

Minister declares Italian government opposition to EU-Canada trade deal

Italy's new agriculture minister has stated that his government is not willing to ratify the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.