“Supporters of Brexit are “completely wrong” if they think recourse to an obscure trade rule will stop tariffs springing up overnight if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal”, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday. Some British politicians have suggested that in the event of a “no deal Brexit”, Article 24, Read More

Did you know there is an online tool for anyone to look up barriers to their products and markets of interest? The WTO facility #ePingAlert is useful for exporters, importers, governments – big and small. This is a great online tool that I use frequently. Check a video about the facility here: The ePing, Read More

“Well the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band….From the coastline to the city all the little pretties raised a hand” 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Bruce Springsteen The Band he joined, Clarence Clemons, was the the best band this planet ever heard playing music, the legendary E Street Band. “He, Read More

Australian Border Force reports about a continued success for the Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATT), one of the most modern and successful programmes and best practice examples in the world. More than 150 Trusted Traders enjoyed a ‘seat at the table’ with government during the 2019 Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Symposium in Brisbane. The, Read More

Yesterday we had a management team meeting for KGH Global Consulting in Soest, Germany. These are some of my colleagues in the team. I am really happy to have the support of this group, when we continue to grow very fast.

OECD panel on Counter Illicit Trade by Enhancing Transparency in Free Trade Zones. Dr. Samir Hamrouni CEO of World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) explained SafeZone, the new compliance management concept we in KGH has developed for World FZO members. The SafeZone project has been running for 18 months with five pilot zones and, Read More

“With continued uncertainty in UK, Brexit ‘no-deal’ planning is crucially important” writes Michel Barnier today. The European Commission reviewed all measures: 18 contingency Acts adopted, 93 notices to stakeholders published. The Commission has concluded that there is no need to amend any measures on substance and that they remain fit for purpose. “Between now, Read More

This year, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) becomes 100 years old and as part of the celebration, all countries in the world will get a planet in soace and will name tjis planet. The planet to which Sweden is assigned lies in the middle of the caravan dolphin in the constellation Big Bear. Each, Read More

Thank you Alexander Lira from Lira Advogados for inviting med to speak on the Risk Management Event in Sao Paulo this week. Thank you also for taking me from and to Guarulhos International Airport. Playing a suitable song in the car….

The next prime minister will fail in any attempt to renegotiate the Brexit deal, Michel Barnier has said before warning the new leader’s choice is to accept the agreement, cancel Brexit or suffer a damaging no deal. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said that it would make no difference which of the leadership hopefuls, Read More

Yesterday I had client meetings in São Paulo, but I also participated in and gave an opening Key Note Spech about ‘Risk Management, Compliance Management and AEO-Trusted Traders in a Customs, Trade and Border envionment in a time og globalization’ at an excellent event arranged by Lira Advogados. This was a great event and, Read More

This week I visited Buenos Aires for meeting with clients. I had good and productive meetings and I am expecting we will return soon. We have worked with Customs and Borders in Argentina before but is some time ago now.

Tonight Sweden played Malta at home in the qualification round for EuroCup 2020. We won the game comfortbaly with 3-0. The lost important thing, our next superstar 19-year old Alexander Isak from Dortmund scored another goal after entering as substitute. He scored just after going on the pitch. He celebrated by looking as his, Read More

“If you are reading this, it’s because you are now responsible for…” All across Whitehall, civil servants will be writing documents with a similar purpose: they are in the process of handing over their responsibilities. Ministers aren’t alone in expecting to be in new jobs by the end of the summer; many officials, who, Read More

In his last game Swwdishnibternational Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored another fantasy goal, this time for his LA Galaxy in MLS. An overhead kick, a so called bicycle kick. Yesterday he also had his fun in social media. Always, bicycling.

In the July / August issue of the British magazine Wired, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg embraces the cover. “I don’t see myself as a celebrity or icon or something like that” says Greta Thunberg in the interview with Wired. To be described as the whole planet’s voice, however, does not seem to weigh, Read More

Another amazing miracle goal from Swedish superstar international Zlatan Ibrahomovic last night. Zlatan scored with an overhead bicycle kick for a LA Galaxy against new England Revolution. He has now scored 11 goals on 12 games this MLSseason.

This is the third year in a row we spend a long weekend in the Scotish higlands hiking. Tjis year we are doing the wonderful West Highland Highway. Here outside Drovers Inn, a wonderful local pub from 1705 on invernanan where famous Rob Roy McGregor used to drinknin the 1700s. I love hiking, it, Read More

The Confederation of British Industry has warned Conservative leadership candidates over leaving the EU without a deal. A no-deal scenario would do “severe” damage to businesses, the body – which supported Remain – told all the MPs running to lead the party. Director general Carolyn Fairbairn warned that smaller companies cannot afford the necessary, Read More

Mr Hammond says “national interest trumps the party interest” and vows to “act in what I believe is the best interest” of the UK. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, he left open the option of backing a no-confidence vote against the next prime minister to stop them pursuing something “not in Britain’s, Read More