Theresa May is braced for “howls of rage” as ministers finalise tariffs that would apply if there is no Brexit deal. Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, wants a move to zero tariffs in as many areas as possible, but other ministers are demanding protection for producers, including farmers, who would struggle to compete, Read More

The number of businesses seeking a type of “trusted trader” status for faster border and customs checks in post-Brexit trade with the UK has surged, figures from Revenue show. The tax authority said that it had received 80 applications from companies seeking approval for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status over the last three months., Read More

The UK and USA sign an agreement to continue existing arrangements which help facilitate goods trade between the two nations. An arrangement which helps boost British trade with the US will continue when the UK leaves the European Union, supporting jobs in both countries. The Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed, Read More

I am spending a few days in Stockport UK since she lives here with her boyfriend. We are visiting her and our friends/family here. A few really nice days over the weekend since I haven’t seen Malin & Adrian in six months. Yesterday we went to the local favourite pub/restaurant, Puss in Boots. Great, Read More

On Thursday last week I was in Oslo, Norway and talked to Atle Leilvoll, from the Ministry of Foreaign Affairs – who leads the Norway Brexit negotiation team. It was great to listen to Atle who used to be the Norway Ambassador to the European Union stationed in Brussels. Norway is a very close, Read More

The leaks from Brussels have begun. Unnamed EU “diplomats and officials” have floated the subject of a temporary opt-out for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit. Dublin will not have to erect customs infrastructure or police the outer limits of the single market immediately. There will be a transition. Officials told Reuters that Ireland will ultimately, Read More

Musabih says that Dubai Customs are looking to put in place mechanisms aimed at making e-commerce more efficient, a statement that would have received a favourable reception at the Leaders in Logistics Summit, where delegates discussed at length the challenges of cross-border trade in the GCC. During a panel focused on last mile logistics,, Read More

In Brexit times it might be good to have this Northern Irish translator. Found at Murphys Pub in Copenhagen. I hope to be in Ireland soon again. Both in Northern Ireland and ROI.

The European Union will give Ireland some leeway to establish new border arrangements with Northern Ireland in case of a no-deal Brexit, sources in the bloc’s political hub Brussels said. But they said Dublin would soon have to come up with a plan to ensure the integrity of the EU’s single market or face, Read More

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a fresh defeat in a Commons vote on her Brexit strategy by 303 to 258. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the prime minister – who did not take part in the debate – to “admit her Brexit strategy has failed”. Tory Brexiteer rebels abstained, saying the, Read More

Earlier todat I was interviewed about Brexit on the Norwegian national news radio NRK together with the Director of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Ole Erik Almlid. I taöked about the unsufficient Brexot readiness in Norway and how dangerous it is for an export country with time critical products, like fish/salmon, and with, Read More

Today I delivered a Key Note about Brexit to Norwegian business at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). NHO is Norway’s largest organisation for business. It is time for Norway business to wake up and start preparing. With 43 days to Brexit and UK being the second largest trading partner (20% of exports) after, Read More

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air,, Read More

What have the UK and Switzerland agreed on their trade relationship post-Brexit? The text(s) of the agreement(s) signed on February 11, 2019 is(are) not available publicly but there are interesting insights in a Swiss government information sheet, prepared mainly for Swiss companies, and dealing only with trade in goods, not services. A key point, Read More

Britain has signed a trade continuity agreement with Switzerland to avoid disruption for thousands of businesses post-Brexit, less than 50 days before the UK is due to leave the EU. The Department for International Trade said the agreement would maintain UK-Swiss trade under the preferential terms currently available to both countries through an EU, Read More

Best Countries for Women, in 2019 (of 80 countries) 1.🇸🇪Sweden 2.🇩🇰Denmark 3.🇨🇦Canada 4.🇳🇴Norway 5.🇳🇱Netherlands 6.🇫🇮Finland 7.🇨🇭Switzerland 8.🇦🇺Australia 9.🇳🇿NZ 10.🇩🇪Germany — 13.🇬🇧UK 14.🇫🇷France 16.🇺🇸US 40.🇧🇷Brazil 57.🇮🇳India 70.🇵🇰Pakistan 80.🇲🇲Myanmar (US News & World Report)

Yesterday I was Key Note Speaker at the Spare Parts Business Forum 2019 in Stockholm. This is an excellent annual event organized by Copperberg. I spoke about Brexit – what impact Brexit may have for european manufacturing industry and how companies and how companies can prepare themselves to handle the necessary changes that will, Read More

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has delayed further work on a successful blockchain project in the wake of Brexit, according to a written parliamentary statement published Feb. 7. The question about the distributed ledger project for customs needs was raised in the Q&A section on the United Kingdom Parliament’s website. On Jan. 30,, Read More

Tony Smith, chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association discusses what border control actually means in the UK and the effects of Brexit. One of the standard political catchphrases in the ongoing saga of the UK’s exit from the European Union (BREXIT) is ‘taking back control of British borders’ – along with, Read More

Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane believes the UK and the European Union will eventually agree on a withdrawal deal, with a long transition period, avoiding a chaotic crash out of the bloc. “The incentive for the UK to accept a version of the current deal is very strong,” he told an event, Read More