Tag: trade

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement leaves logistics industry needing answers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK has "crossed the Brexit finish line" after Parliament passed legislation implementing the withdrawal deal. In response to the news today (23 January 2020) that the Withdrawal Agreement has received royal assent, Elizabeth de Jong, Director ...

Push ahead on Heathrow expansion for the sake of post-Brexit trade, says FTA

An expanded Heathrow Airport is vital to support the UK’s global trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA. Heathrow Limited’s Airport Expansion Consultation closes today (13 September 2019), and the FTA is urging the Department for Transport (DfT) to support Heathrow Limit...

UK MPs set to vote on Brexit deal again, FTA warns harm of no deal

UK MPs are set to vote once again tonight on PM Theresa May's tweaked withdrawal agreement with the European Union (EU) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned the PM of the harm a no deal will have on UK trade. Last night, the PM said after a meeting in Strasbourg with senior EU o...

FTA: Government’s customs declaration is overdue

UK importers and exporters have called on the UK Government to prioritise the confirmation of the level of customs duty that will be payable on goods when they are imported into Britain - in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The FTA said the gove...

UPS welcomes members of WTO advancing e-commerce negotiations

UPS has hailed the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) who are advancing e-commerce negotiations. Chairman and chief executive officer, David Abney said: “As the world continues to move toward a more digitally-enabled global marketplace, we need to ensure that we are operating within ...

Opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge to boost trade and logistics

The opening of the world’s longest sea crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is set to boost trade and logistics in the region and add more volumes at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Chinese President Xi Jinping officially opened the bridge today in Zhuhai, along with the leaders o...

New report finds £7.5bn in goods traded through Gatwick

A new report published today by Oxford Economics has found that £7.5 billion of international goods passed through Gatwick Airport in 2017 in trade that supported 113,800 UK jobs. Metals/metal parts (£2 billion) and vehicles/ vehicle parts (£1.7 billion) were the two biggest goods categories t...

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