The World Trade Organisation (WTO) index suggests a huge rebound for trade after its decline in 2020.
What initiatives around global trade are taking shape as we emerge from crisis planning and into recovery?
Don't miss out on our daily summary of the actions governments are taking to combat the impact of the virus on their populations and the global economy. We also produce daily summaries of the actions that regulators are taking and how global business and markets are recovering from the pandemic.
This week’s chart is on the UK-EU withdrawal agreement financial settlement. Perhaps surprisingly given recent press coverage, ICAEW’s analysis is that it remains roughly unchanged from the Treasury’s 2018 estimate.
16 February 2021: UPS’s Walter Van Der Meiren, who spoke at an ICAEW webinar last week, explains the main issues post-Brexit and how the EU and UK governments could ease them.
12 February 2021: The UK wrote to New Zealand at the start of this month formally requesting permission to apply for membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is the CPTPP and what opportunities would joining provide to the UK?
27 January 2021: Certainty of contract, governance, standards and rules – these are what makes the UK attractive to foreign investors. We speak to ICAEW member Saqib Bhatti, MP for Meriden, about foreign direct investment into the UK and the prospects for trade.
4 January 2021: While the UK-EU trade deal is a positive step towards ensuring the ongoing flow of goods between the two partners, many questions remain on how it will affect business operations in the current COVID climate.
21 December 2020: The key is responsible growth, insists Kenan Poleo, HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe
4 December 2020: With less than a month to go before the UK leaves the EU Single Market and Customs Union, trade is high on the agenda as negotiations between the UK and the EU go down to the wire.
10 November 2020: ICAEW CEO Michael Izza breaks down the latest updates to the Brexit negotiations and their predicted affect on business.
2 November 2020: Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd is a Scottish independent company that has forged a strong reputation in the spirits industry. Its CFO, Mike Younger, talks Brexit, labels and logistics.