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EU-UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement Wins UK Cabinet Support, But Brexit Struggle Far from Over

16 Nov 2018

The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove, a well-known supporter of Brexit, is believed to be the only senior ‘leave’ supporting minister to have backed the draft deal. Eleven out of Mrs. May’s 29 ca...Read More

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EU’s General Court Rules Against Current Energy Labelling of Vacuum Cleaners

15 Nov 2018

It is reported that on 8 November 2018, the EU’s General Court, located in Luxembourg, repealed the EU’s Energy Labelling Regulation for vacuum cleaners. This follows a heated and long-standing disput...Read More

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With Brexit Looming Over UK’s Future, Five New Business Councils Are Set Up to Advise Prime Minister on “Post-Brexit Opportunities”

8 Nov 2018

According to Mrs. May, “the UK has always been one of the best places in the world to do business and is a leader in sectors from advanced manufacturing to the creative industries. Brexit presents a h...Read More

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TV Trinkets Take on the Quintessentially Quirky at the Autumn Fair

1 Nov 2018

The Autumn Fair – the UK's second largest annual trade event – once again played host to a gallimaufry of gifts, a transcendental selection of the very finest toys and games and a veritable hotchpotch...Read More

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U.S. to Pursue Trade Agreements with EU, UK and Japan

18 Oct 2018

The Trump administration notified Congress on 16 October of its intent to negotiate separate trade agreements with the EU, the UK and Japan. USTR will next consult with Congress and gather public inpu...Read More

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United Kingdom: Market Profile

5 Oct 2018

The United Kingdom, a leading trading power and financial centre, is one of the quintet of trillion dollar economies of Western Europe. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced pu...Read More

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UK Government Publishes Technical Notice Concerning the Regulation of Chemicals Under REACH

4 Oct 2018

The purpose of the UK government’s Notices is to set out relevant information in order to allow businesses and citizens to understand what would need to be done in a “no deal” scenario, so they can ma...Read More

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UK Makes Plans for Stand-alone Compliance of Products Regime; Publishes Technical Notice

27 Sept 2018

The purpose of the UK government’s Notices is to set out relevant information in order to allow businesses and citizens understand what they would need to do in a “no deal” scenario. However, it recog...Read More

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Countdown to Brexit: The Impact of a “No Deal” Scenario on the UK’s Trade and EU-Funded Investments

17 Sept 2018

The UK government has recently published a series of Technical Notices setting out information relevant to weathering a “no deal” Brexit, while stressing that such a scenario remains unlikely and that...Read More

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AR and VR Proponents Say Commercial Applications Are Now a Reality

17 Sept 2018

After being billed as technological novelties for the best part of half a century, attendees at the recent AR & VR World event were confident that augmented and virtual reality products now represente...Read More

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Significance of a No-deal Brexit on Rules Governing Product Safety; UK Publishes Product Standards Strategy

10 Sept 2018

Under WTO-only rules, Hong Kong companies with their business hubs in the UK that wish to circulate their goods elsewhere in Europe would have to prove they meet all of the EU’s product standards and ...Read More

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Novel and Practical Xmas Gifts Take Pride of Place at Yorkshire Expo

6 Sept 2018

It may have been summer outside, but it was Christmas in the packed halls of Harrogate's 2018 Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, with present-minded buyers on the track of yuletide surprises for both indiv...Read More

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Augmented Reality Set to Virtually Take Over High-Street Retailers

30 Aug 2018

Many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are turning to virtual reality and augmented reality in order to stay both relevant and competitive in the internet age, according to many exhibitors at thi...Read More

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Machine Learning Set to Optimise Big Data Analytics Processing Time

21 Aug 2018

With Big Data seen as an essential tool in many business environments, smart-processing systems, coupled with enhanced legacy data migration capabilities, are set to unleash the full potential of comm...Read More

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UK Government Sets Out Proposal for New Free Trade Area Ensuring Frictionless Trade and Continued Regulatory Alignment

10 Aug 2018

On 12 July 2018, the UK government published a White Paper setting out its plans for a future relationship with the EU. Two areas will be of special interest to Hong Kong businesses: the UK’s proposal...Read More

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Slime and Punishment: Why it's Time for a More Accountable Amazon

6 Aug 2018

With two major toy scandals under its belt before the year was half-over, how long can the mighty Amazon, the world's number-one online store, emerge unscathed from the kind of furore that would surel...Read More

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User-Generated Content and High-Tech Cameras Dominate Media Expo

2 Aug 2018

At this year's London-based BVE event, attendees' attention was divided between incorporating low-tech user-generated content on one side, while staying abreast with all of the very latest audio and v...Read More

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UK's Northern Silicon Valley Upbeat Despite Brexit Uncertainties

26 July 2018

Spurred by the regional redeployment of the BBC, northern England has become something of a global hub for the ever-burgeoning digital and broadcast content industries, but will the ill wind of the lo...Read More

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Fourth Industrial Revolutionaries Plot the Future Form of Factories

16 July 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution visited the heartlands of the First earlier this year when the Factories of the Future Expo came to Manchester, the 18th century site of the world's initial steps towa...Read More

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80% of Global GDP Set to Be Reliant on Real-Time Payments by 2023

28 June 2018

As the big boys of digital payment processing gathered in Singapore for the annual Seamless Asia event, clear battle lines were being drawn between the national, regional and global players, with mark...Read More

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