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Italy to join China’s BRI – Concerns raised by US & EE

Italy is already in advanced discussions with China in order to join Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. President Xi Jinping is to visit Rome later this month, where he is expected to sign a joint document with Italy on BRI partnership. Italy is seeing its participation in the BRI …

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Sea Europe: Investments in green shipping should be increased

Sea Europe’s press release about green shipping:  The maritime industry is a vital and strategic sector for Europe. With 90% of international trade, 80% of the EU’s external trade and 40% of the EU’s internal trade carried by water, shipping is vital for trade. With 40% of world merchant shipping …

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Ukraine ports aim to larger share of Asia cargo

Ukraine’s Black Sea ports have in recent years become more attractive to shippers moving goods from Asia to the EU due to their location. Seaports in Ukraine are working to grab an even larger share of containerized cargo moving to the European Union from Asia by further developing domestic container terminals …

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Freight industry warns of truckers’ disaster in case of No-Deal Brexit

Transport body warns security certificates would result in further chaos under no deal The freight industry has warned of the potential for a fresh Brexit ferry fiasco after it emerged all British truckers will be required to have counter-terrorism safety security certificates to enter the European Union in the event of no …

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Cambodia ready for EU’s possible sanctions

Cambodia has unveiled some measures to support local manufacturers and exporters if the European Union (EU) temporarily strips trade preferences from the kingdom. The EU began on Tuesday, Feb 12, the 18-month process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia’s duty-free trading access to the EU market under …

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Recession in logistics property? (PoR)

Press release of Port of Rotterdam: Anyone following the news frequently comes across reports about an approaching recession, or even a crisis. Anton Pil from JP Morgan, Harvard Professor Carmen Reinhart and economist Paul Krugman – to name but a few. They are all concerned that Federal Government interest rate …

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UK to ease first-period trades with EU

Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday, Feb. 4. With less than two months until Britain is due to leave on …

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EU, Japan open free trade zone

Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan enters into force today, February 1, 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of …

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EU safeguard measures with Asian countries

End November, a provisional agreement on a proposal to include safeguard measures in trade agreements was reached by the EU Presidency and European Parliament representatives. Such bilateral measures linked to trade agreements will allow for the temporary withdrawal of tariff preferences and are intended to protect a particular domestic industry from an increase …

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BPA responds to EU/UK political declaration

Commenting on political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association said: “The British Ports Association was supportive of the aspirations of the Government’s “Chequers” proposals over the summer as it committed to an agreement that ensured frictionless trade. This was …

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