The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says the chances of a “no deal” Brexit are “increasing by the day”. The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has been quoted as saying the chances of no deal are “60-40”. And the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, says they are “uncomfortably high.” There seems to, Read More

Chinese authorities as of August 1 have been accepting electronic documents (eDocs) at the point of customs declaration, ceasing to require paper documents as a strict prerequisite for clearance. Until recently, Chinese Customs required paper output of relevant trade documentation originating from online platforms (such as Bills of Lading, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, Certificates, Read More

Swedish supertalent Armand Duplantis won the pole vault gold medal in the Atketics Track and Field European Championship in Berlin tonight. He is 17 years old! In the, according to experts, best pole vault competition ever Duplants broke the Junior World record and the magic 6 meter border by winning on 6.05 meters. The, Read More

How Brazil has been targeted by international trade barriers? There are many things I love with Brazil; like the people, the nature, the weather, football, samba, music….and Pão de queijo. Pão de queijo, the traditional, gluten-free Brazilian chewy cheese roll, has been making waves in New York City. A number of restaurants serving this, Read More

World Trade Organization Director General, Roberto Azevedo, in today’s papers: “I am calling on everyone who believes in trade as a force for good, and who believes that global trade rules are an essential foundation for econom and prosperity, to speak up. Silence could prove as damaging as actions that lead to a trade, Read More

The prospect of a “no-deal Brexit” appears to have grown after the European Union’s negotiator rejected last month central elements of Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for a new trade agreement. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday the possibility of Britain leaving the EU without striking any deal with Brussels was, Read More

UK appears set to crash out of EU due to Brussels ‘intransigence’, says cabinet minister. The UK appears set to crash out of the EU without a Brexit deal due to the “intransigence” of the Brussels machine, Liam Fox has claimed. The international trade secretary put the chances of a no-deal Brexit at “60-40”, Read More

Travelling can improve your career and your life. For women (- and men). As Freda Liu says. Don’t miss her posts here on LinkedIn BTW. They are always interesting. This time a reference to the article by Katie Tatham here below. And I agree – it can. It is all about learning. Life is, Read More

My KGH colleague Lovisa Lindh – KGH Global Consulting – is also a world class runner. She just qualified for semifinal in the 2018 Track’n Field European Championship in Belin today. The 800-meter runner-up, who won a European Championship bronze medal in 2016, run on a new Swedish record last year and had nice, Read More

Asia Times reporter Sung Xi has together with Dr Faisal Ahmed, associate professor and chair of international business at the FORE School of Management, New Delhi, India, wroten an interesting article about the US-China trade war. Here below it is. “China says the United States has waged a trade war, while America’s intelligence agency, Read More

World Trade Organization (WTO) has relesed its annual reports for 2018. These are publications are important reading for eventone interested in Customs, trade and borders. World Trade Statiscal Review 2018 looks into the latest trends in global trade, with an in-depth analysis of what is being traded in goods and services and who the, Read More

Queuing at a Swiss border post to fill out paperwork and clear excess goods you want to bring into the country can be laborious. The new “QuickZoll” smartphone app aims to simplify the process for holidaymakers and cross-border shoppers, but it has certain limitations. Since Easter, private individuals crossing into Switzerland can declare any, Read More

In todays’ newspaper, The Times – columnist Philip Colllins – writes that the French president, who meets May today, is best placed to save the Chequers plan. Collins says in the article; “In a sweet tweet this week, after he got her nationality wrong in conversations with the Chinese, Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary,, Read More

The Institute of Directors has, according to BBC News, called on the government to speed up guidance on what companies should expect if no deal on leaving the EU is reached. Companies have been left in the dark over planning for Brexit amid an “information void”, a leading business group has warned. The Institute, Read More

Apple Incs publicly traded worth just put it in never-before-seen territory: the world’s first $1 trillion company. The financial benchmark was reached Thursday, 42 years after Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded the Apple Computer Company in Los Atlos, Calif. Apple shares were up 22 percent so far this year.

Swedish international pop star Robyn has annpunced that she will release a new album later this year. This will be her first new music since the albums Body Talk 1-3 in 2010. The albums had numerous hit singles including ‘Dancing on my own’. Robyn is already back with the single “Missing u” released on, Read More

British police and armed forces could be guaranteed uninterrupted access to the encrypted signal of the European Unions Galileo satellite system, it has emerged, as Brussels negotiators consider a unique deal for the UK on the project after Brexit. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is mulling an offer on the satellite project, Read More

First hat trick in MLS – and his fastest ever in career. “He is completely unstoppable,” writes Sportsnet. The striker did a hat trick at the home meeting with Orlando City and created all four goals when LA Galaxy won 4-3. Three goals in 24 minutes are also his fastest hattrick in his career., Read More

Head of the Saudi Customs Authority governor Ahmad bin Abdel Aziz Al-Haqbani inaugurated the Risk Management and Targeting Center. The center would seek to enhance the effectiveness of the customs’ risk management and develop a mechanism for targeting risks and threats through land, sea and air customs ports. In addition, it would work on, Read More

Negotiators and ministers from the EU and Mercosur held a series of meetings this month in Brussels, Belgium, to take stock of their efforts to develop a trade accord, along with whether they should set a new target date for wrapping up the talks before the end of 2018. The meetings were held on, Read More