Imports and Exports | 24 April 2018

WTO: future global trade growth depends on policy choices

The WTO has predicted strong global merchandise trade growth in 2018 and 2019 - but only if the world's governments embrace policies that facilitate this growth.

Legislation | 24 April 2018

EU and Mexico finalize new free trade agreement

A new trade agreement has been reached between the EU and Mexico that will abolish tariffs on the majority of goods traded between the two regions.

Brexit | 23 April 2018

UK government holds firm amid calls to stay in EU customs union

The British government is rejecting calls for the UK to remain in the EU customs union, despite suffering a defeat over the issue in the House of Lords.

Imports and Exports | 12 April 2018

IMF chief: multilateral trade system 'in danger of being torn apart'

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has warned of the existential threat the current wave of protectionism is posing to the global trade system.

Imports and Exports | 9 April 2018

German exports fall unexpectedly in February 2018

Germany experienced an unexpected drop in exports in February, suggesting that the country's recent economic upswing may have passed its peak.

Imports and Exports | 6 April 2018

Chinese exports surge in February 2018 despite global tensions

China saw a better-than-expected performance in terms of exports in February, despite concerns over a trade war with the US.

Legislation | 5 April 2018

China and US detail further tariffs as trade conflict heats up

The US and China have announced details of new trade tariffs covering around $50 billion on each other's exports, further exacerbating the trade conflict between the nations.

Brexit | 4 April 2018

UK ministers recommend EEA or EFTA membership as post-Brexit trade option

British ministers have urged the government not to rule out membership of the European Economic Area or the European Free Trade Association following Brexit.

Legislation | 3 April 2018

China introduces new tariffs on US products as trade tensions escalate

China has introduced new tariffs on more than 120 US products, stoking global fears that a trade war may be imminent.

Brexit | 27 March 2018

Free trade deal 'could soon emerge' for UK and Australia

An ambitious new free trade deal could soon be witnessed between the UK and Australia.