We don’t talk about… Brexit

By Sabine Tyldesley Are people still ‘encanto’ed with Brexit? Certainly people don’t talk about it as much as they used to, but there remain practical challenges faced by business and consumers that means two years on, Brexit is still on the agenda, whether people want it to be or not. In the aforementioned Disney film, Bruno…

Trade Tuesday: The ‘Special Relationship’

For #TradeTuesday, in honour of Valentine’s Day, we took a look at one of the most well-known political relationships, the so-called ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US. Peter Tulupman from SEC Newgate US explains the US’ approach to trade with its partner across the Atlantic When it comes to international politics, the USA…

Rishi Sunak and the Chinese Conundrum

By Emily Chen Today is Chinese New Year, and the British people are expected to order traditional food en masse. In fact, 25% of UK residents chose Chinese food as their preferred takeaway during the pandemic. This is but one indicator of the high value placed by our society on Chinese products. During the pandemic, British people turned…

Brexit and the City: Where do we go from here?

By Gareth Jones This month marks one year since the end of the Brexit transition period and when UK financial services firms began operating under the new post-Brexit regime. For those wishing to assess these past 12 months on UK financial services (including banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance sectors), and the future prospects of…

Made in the UK, sold to business?

By Tiffany Burrows Amidst the onslaught of bad news for the government over the past few weeks, the Department for International Trade (DIT) published its Export Strategy, aimed at encouraging more British businesses to export. Government research shows that exporting supports 6.5 million jobs and that exporters pay higher wages, while other data  indicates exporting businesses are more than…

Article 16: FAQs

Article 16 of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol provides a mechanism for the UK or the EU to take “safeguard measures” to reduce any serious problems stemming from the operation of the Protocol. This special deal was agreed as part of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and seeks to prevent the introduction of a hard border between…

How can international trade help the UK achieve its COP26 goals?

By Ciaran Gill After having been postponed by a year due to the impact of a global pandemic that has upended many aspects of our lives, COP26 has finally kicked off in Glasgow. Since December 2019, when COP25 was held in Madrid, Spain (under the presidency of the Chilean Government), the environment has become much…

Trade Tuesday: Global Investment Summit 2021

Overview Today, International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed 200 Chief Executives from across the globe to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) by showcasing the best of British innovation when it comes to tackling climate change. The Prime Minister made several announcements, including £10 billion of overseas investment into UK wind…