Legislation | 2 March 2018

President Trump announces harsh new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

US president Donald Trump has announced plans to introduce steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, sparking fears of a global trade war.

Brexit | 1 March 2018

The UK's Brexit timeline: an updated look

Plans for the UK's transition and departure from the European Union are starting to come into focus, even though many details still need to be worked out.

Imports and Exports | 1 March 2018

Strong G20 trade growth recorded in fourth quarter of 2017

Strong growth in G20 international merchandise trade has been recorded in OECD data for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Origin Calculation | 28 February 2018

EU and Japan 'set to sign free trade deal by summer 2018'

The EU and Japan could have a new trade deal in place within a few months.

Origin Calculation | 28 February 2018

WTO hails impact of Trade Facilitation Agreement on first anniversary

The Trade Facilitation Agreement is a year old - and most World Trade Organization members have now fully implemented it.

Origin Calculation | 28 February 2018

Could the CPTPP deal pose a threat to NAFTA?

The new CPTPP free trade agreement has come a step closer to reality - but concerns have arisen that it could pose a threat to the future of NAFTA.

Origin Calculation | 26 February 2018

Is the full potential of Europe's FTAs being realized?

EU free trade agreements are currently failing to generate almost €72 billion in untapped commercial potential, according to a new report from UNCTAD and Sweden's National Board of Trade.

Brexit | 26 February 2018

UK Labour Party to back post-Brexit customs union with EU

The UK's Labour Party has confirmed its support for a post-Brexit customs union with the EU, a move that could put pressure on the government to alter its current strategy.

Origin Calculation | 23 February 2018

Full text of revamped TPP trade deal published

The finalized version of the revised Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has been published, bringing the deal a step closer to fruition.

Legislation | 22 February 2018

South Korea confirms free trade deals with five Central American nations

South Korea has announced a series of new free trade deals with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.