After the latest negotiation round of the UK-EU Future Relations dialogue that was held in Lindkn this week, the EU lead negotiator Michel Barnier confirms that there is still significant divergences remaining. The EU has published a paper under the name: ”Getting ready for changes – Communication on readiness at the end of the …

The UK-EU negotiations on Future Relations post-Brexit transition have continued today in London. The first inofficial reports state a more open dialogue and some progress made in the start of this round, than the recent previous ones. It will be interesting to see if the two parties will find more common grounds later today.

Don’t miss the official launch of the World Free Zones Organization Safe Zone Programme on July 21st. This is a new landmark supply chain compliance management concept bringing transparency, compliance, integrity and efficiancy to a new generation of freezones all around the world. World FZO is hosting a global webinar to launch our Safe …

Brexit talks have taken a dramatic twist with Downing Street making a cheeky move after Michel Barnier hinted the bloc could cave on fishing, while Boris Johnson warned Angela Merkel the UK is prepared to walk away without a deal at the end of the transition period. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator will continue …

At 09.00am CET today A.P. Moller-Maersk announced the acquirement of European specialist KGH Customs Services. Maersk says, ”KGH with its specialised expertise across freight modes (air, ocean, land) and deep knowledge in selected industries, combined with innovative technology, KGH will significantly improve Maersk’s overall offering within customs services. KGH has a strategy focused on …

84 million amphetamine tablets. This was the drug seizure made by Italian agencies in the port of Salerno in southeastern Italy. The illegal drugs were packed in three containers and weighed over 14 000 kilos all together. It is the largest known/publicly announced amphetamine seizure ever. The seizure was discovered by intelligence work and …

‪Ireland and the EU have reached a draft agreement to ensure free movement of Irish food products into EU ports via the UK land bridge post-Brexit. Irish and EU officials have reached a draft agreement to limit the impact of Brexit on the movement of Irish food products and live animals into the rest …

One of the most talented young football players right now is Swedish. Dejan Kulusevski, born 25 April 2000, is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Parma, on loan from Juventus, and the Sweden national team. Juventus bought him earlier thisbyear to become the replacement for Christiano Ronaldo. …

Hollywood favourite filmstar, Mark Wahlberg has revealed that he in real life is not as hard as on film – privately he is ’allergic to everything’. Mark Wahlberg is a popular actor who has done many memorable movies. My favourites are: The Departed and the The Fighter. I also liked the TV series about …

‪So today we know. No extension of the Brexit transition period. Time to prepare. ‬ UK has ruled out an extension of the Brexit transition period. Now every company involved in EU-UK trade need to prepare.

Paul Arnold is onenlf the many students of the UK Customs Academy. He has just finalized his Level 4 degree online Well done Paul, congrats. We need people with these skills and credentials in the professional customs business. Follow Pauls example, visit the UK Customs Academy www.ukcustomsacademy.co.uk The UK Customs Academy is the world’s …

The Telegraph today, Concerns raised over new IT system designed to help goods flow across borders. The head of the Government’s own expert customs panel has warned of looming chaos at ports after the “amateurish” handling of a new IT system. The Goods Vehicle Movement Service is intended to help goods flow across Britain’s …

In choosing the most cost-effective option to distribute goods, supply chain managers all over the world have four transport options to choose from: ocean-going vessel, plane, train, or truck. But for European distribution there is also another efficient option available, shortsea shipping. Most SSS vessels carry goods within the European Union’s (EU) internal market, …

Ditchley Annual Lecture 2020 by the UK Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster,Michael Gove, ’The Privilege of Public Service’. A speech I personally enjoyed and liked as a former civil servant for 28 years. You can read the lecture here: The Privilege of Public service

Talks over deal enter intensive phase as chief negotiator David Frost arrives in Brussels. Britain can agree to the “broad outline of a political agreement” with the European Union over the terms of Brexit this summer, Boris Johnson’s negotiating team will tell their Brussels counterparts on Sunday. David Frost, the Prime Minister’s chief Brexit …

Just participated in an expert panel in a CPS-Global Economic Neural Networks (GENN) webinar on ‘Free Ports, Nodes, and Networks: Harnessing Trade After The Pandemic’. As said during the webinar, we see a new generation of safe, transparent & voluntarily compliant free zones incorporating best practices from innovative industry parks – now evolving into …

My colleague and friend Shanker Singham writes today on CAPX an interesting article on trade as driver for the post-Covid-19 environment: ’In the node: how to revive the global economy’. To read the article, click here: In the node: how to revive the global economy Source: CAPX

Michel Barnier warned on Wednesday that the EU’s demands for level playing field guarantees were “not for sale” but said that Brussels was willing to work on “clever compromises” to get a trade deal with Britain done. Brussels will insist on strong level playing field guarantees in any trade deal even if the UK …

‪KGH Online leadership conference today. Planning for post-Covid19 recovery and the business for rest of the year. We stand strong. ‬ It was a great meeting with sixty of our managers from all around Europe. During the Covid-19|Corona virus pandemic crises we have had people working 24/7 at the borders facilitating the cross border …

Earlier today I participated as speaker in World Free Zones Organizations webinar: ’The Road to Recovery – Free Zones Engines of Safety and Compliance’ with a presentation named ’Safe Zone: a platform for recovery’. It was a great event with 250 participants. Don’t miss World FZO Safe Zone, a programme for the future.