‪Interesting analys from Open Europe about the difference of a Brexit No-Deal after a transition period 31 December 2020 and a No-Deal as we have discussed it for 31 October.‬

A ‘No trade deal’ is not the same as ‘No Withdrawal Agreement’.

It is also important to remember that the post-transition version of ‘No Deal’ would be different to a scenario where the UK left the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement.

Recognition of these differences must inform both the public debate over a post-transition ‘No Deal’ and the Government’s preparations for such a scenario. The key differences are summarised in the table below.

You can read the article here: No Deal vs. no Deal

Source: Open Europe

New trade restrictions and increasing trade tensions will only add to the uncertainty that is dragging down growth in the world economy, says World Trade Organization Director General, Roberto Azevedo.

The trade wars and protectionism are megatrends that are damaging to internationalbtraee and thus the groth and development of the global economy.

After a week in South America and some days in the Middle East, I have today returned to United Kingdom for some meetings in Whitehall.

I had meetings with colleagues from KGH UK, partners and clients all day. Good meetings.

I always find it exiting to check the processing of people and goods at the border, in this case the UK Customs Border.

‪Is he going here? Is he going there? He is going everywhere…‬

‪The Swedish international has confirmed that he is leaving LA Galaxy and MLS after 53 goals in 53 games. He also this season broke the record of 500 career goals in professional fottball, as the fifth player ever. Will he stop playing? He is after all 38 years old….

No. Zlatan is not like other players. He is now looking for his next challenge, going back to European top football.

Both Boca Juniors in Argentina and Flamengo in Brazil has said they are going to sign Ibrahimovic for next season.

My guess is that he is going to Serie A in Italy.

Clubs like Milan, Napoli and Bologna – with Zlatans old friend Sinisa Mihajlovic as coach (and in treatment for leukemia). We will see, next week he will tell.

I am just happy of he plays on.

Dubai Internaitonal Airport has upgraded the people/passanger processing system to be prepared for the world fair EXPO2020 next year.

The new system is great. If you go in one of the ordinary queues one time youa re automatically registered to use the e-gates next time on your passport.

The new e-gates are fast and worked with excellence when I live tested the channels in both T3 and T2.

This is the future. No Unicorns to be seen anywhere. They seem to live only in front of social media screens these days.

Twenty-four government officials from around the world participated in the WTO’s three-week Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, which concluded on 15 November. The course was organized by the Agriculture and Commodities Division and the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation, with the support of the Standards and Trade Development Facility.

During their time in Geneva, participants had the opportunity to attend SPS Committee meetings and a Thematic Session on Approval Procedures. This enabled them to network and share experiences with WTO experts, delegates and representatives from other international organizations active in SPS-related matters, such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Plant Protection Convention and the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Source: WTO