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The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

The European Union and the South American customs pact Mercosur are now, after two decades of talks, "very close" to agreeing on a free trade accord according to the Brazilian foreign minister. The deal is already being hailed as a significant... Read more

China has launched a Chinese-Latvian cross-border e-commerce hub in the capital Riga at the Baltic Container Terminal... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

Economic analysts in the EU are forecasting a Japanese "spending spree" off the back of a historic trade deal. Businesses in Japan are sitting on over €800-billion combined and it is expected that the European Union will be the most likely target... Read more

Germany's industrial output unexpectedly rose in March, aided by a higher production of consumer goods and a spike in construction. Despite the news, the German treasury has warned that the outlook remains subdued due to trade issues with the US... Read more

European companies are interested in being involved in China's ambitious globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but first more information and transparency is needed before any real commitment can be made, according to European Commission... Read more

The European Union has been preparing for a possible trade war with the US in the ongoing dispute over Boeing subsidies. This week, the European Commission published a preliminary list of US products amounting to almost $20-billion (€17.7-billion). Read more

Following negotiations that have been "difficult", in the words of EU Council President Donald Tusk, the EU-China summit held in Brussels this week has concluded with a joint statement saying that both sides would “establish a political mechanism... Read more

"China and Europe are both partners for win-win economic cooperation and contributors to world peace and stability," wrote Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in the German newspaper Handelsblatt ahead of a summit this week aimed at solidifying ties... Read more

UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced a range of post-Brexit trade remedies yesterday that would be implemented post-Brexit. Dr Fox said that 43 of the trade tariffs currently in place that apply to imports from non-EU countries... Read more

The UK's fastest growing port, the Port of Tilbury, has received official development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to construct Tilbury2, a new multimillion pound port terminal that will be constructed next to the existing... Read more

How will Brexit impact the UK’s trade? It’s the question burning in every businessperson’s mind, and it doesn’t seem to be getting an answer any time soon. Read more

On 1 February 2019 a milestone in EU-Japanese relations came into force. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the two players became effective and in doing so created what is now the world's biggest free trade zone. Read more

China’s foreign ministry has said it hopes Britain’s exit from the European Union will be ‘orderly’ and that the EU will keep its markets open, reducing hurdles to Chinese investment. Read more

A majority of companies are planning to digitise their customs processes or have already taken the first steps to implement this, according to a new study, ‘Clear the track for Digital Customs Management’, by software company AEB. Read more

The ongoing trade war between the US and China continues to have a knock-on effect on global output, as new figures found that Eurozone manufacturing growth has dropped to a new low at the end of the third quarter. Read more

‘Smart energy’ is the umbrella term for a wide range of technologies relating to energy storage, consumption control, and energy conversion. electronica 2018, on November 13–16, will be showcasing products and services connected to this broad topic. Read more

US President Donald Trump has made what has been termed a ‘major concession’ by agreeing to hold off on imposing car tariffs on the EU while the two sides negotiate on trade barriers. Read more

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