Research has shown that when employees have friends at work they are better performers, more engaged, and happier with their jobs. However, thanks in large part to technology, how we relate to our coworkers is changing in two important ways. First, we are less likely to live close to our coworkers. This means that …

Today is Mothers’ Day in Sweden. This day is celebrated on different dates worldwide and it is equally important everywhere. I lost my mother seven years ago. She was a intelligent, kind, caring and loving person. I miss her so much. Today I brought this tray to bedside of the mother of my children. …

A new study uses United Nations data to measure how children’s rights are respected across the globe.Iceland, Switzerland and Finland come top.But worldwide, millions of children face extreme poverty due to COVID-19.Of the myriad tragic effects of COVID-19, its impact on young people could prove to be one of its most damaging legacies. The …

Has Covid-19 and the Corona crisis killed globalization of trade? What about the Global Trade Post-Corona? What will happen? Will international supply chains change? Will there be a major shift in how we organize international value chains? Some experts are now predicting a paradigm shift towards national production, local and regional stockpiling, increased warehousing …

There has been no pushback from EU on British government interpretation of protocol, Michael Gove told MPs when speaking to the House of Commons Future Relations Committee earlier today. Michael Gove has told MPs that the European Commission has not offered any pushback against Britain’s interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol’s promise of “unfettered …

Boris Johnson has fired back at Michel Barnier’s plea that the EU is open to a two-year extension to Brexit today. The EU’s chief negotiator wrote to the UK’s opposition parties to state the EU is still willing to accept a two-year extension to Brexit. The deadline to extend the transition period ends on …

Don’t miss the latest edition of the the latest edition of Border Management Today magazine from the International Border Management and Technology Assiciation (IBMATA). Border Management Today is the best publicstion for borders issues and movement of people/goods. The latest edition of the Border Management Today magazine from IBMATA also includes an article,’Reviving the …

It has been a few strange months. The Covid-19/Corona virus crises has effected all parts of our lives. While travelling has been restricted , our borders have been open – so our services have been desired all through the crises so far, but the trade volumes have necessarily decreased. Now we are starting to …

The Corona crisis will fundamentally change people’s behavior. Above all, there is a difference between functional and social. This is what the world famous Swedish lecturer, author, economist and futurist Kjell A Nordström believes. Kjell A Nordström is the doctor of economy who wrote Funky Business’, ’Karaoke Capitalism’ and researched the global market and …

EUs answer to UK negotiator David Frosts letter regarding the UK-EU Future Relations negotiations. Barnier: ”I remain convinced that with mutual respect and constructive engagement by the UK across the board, on all issues of the negotiating table, we can move forward in the limited available time”. You can read the letter here: Reply …

Today, a few minutes ago, Minister Michael Gove in the House of Commons presented a paper setting out the UK’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol. Minister Gove outlined in his presentation – and answers to MPs – a clear approach to the implementation of the NI protocol. The model in the paper presented …

Today UK Government presented an updated policy paper on the UK Governments aporoach to Future Relationsship with the EU. In addition 12 PDF files with proposed legal text was also published. The documents set out the UK approach to the future relationship with the European Union. “The Future Relationship with the EU” document lays …

The Government has this morning (19 May) announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period. This tariff will be applied in trade with the European Union in the absence of a …

The Telegraph writes today about a teport claiming that leaving the transition period on time maximises the chance of securing an EU FTA, while a 2-year delay would cost £380bn. 61% of Conservative voters want to leave on time or earlier. You can read the article here: Telegraph: Longer Brexit transition period will spark …

Today I did a MasterClass lecture about ”The Universe of AEO” on the Brazil Trade Compliance Officer (TCO) certification programme. The module 3 is about AEO. The lecture naturally online this time due to the Covid-19 situation. Great to be a part of this world class programme. I have been a guest professor since …

The UK lead negotiator David Frost warns EU lead negotiator Michel Barnier that he must drop his “ideological approach” within the next fortnight in UK-EU Future Relations negotiations. The comments from David Frost came as both sides offered a gloomy prognosis for the negotiations on trade, security and fisheries, with little sign of the …

The Customs service provider industry is not about “form filling”, it is a dynamic, international profession with a bright future – especially post-Brexit and the post-COVID-19 crisis when trade recovery will become an important part of any strategy for financial recovery of our economies. Negotiations between United Kingdom and the European Union have re-started …

Over 300 lawmakers from around the world on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel the debt of the poorest countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to boost funding to avert a global economic meltdown. The initiative, led by former U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative …

Der Spiegel had the other day an interesting article arguing that the Covid-19 / corona virus crises could be the beginning of de-globalization. Many have said the same but Der Spiegel does the job of taking this to the next level with a convincing argument. I am personally not so sure. Yes, we will …

I love to read, this is no secret to you reading this blog. I have a lot of favourite authors, but there is only one at the top. That is Don Winslow. When I get a new book by Winslow in my hands I just can’t put it down again. I read it for …