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Trade Remedy Issues to Note for Businesses Ahead of Brexit

19 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate of the UK (“TRID”) announced that it will investigate if new anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy measures are needed in order to cou...Read More


UK E-Commerce Sector Braces for Brexit and Platform Obsolescence

18 March 2019

While the Northwest of England may be emerging as one of Europe's key digital hubs, the region is not immune from the looming challenges of Brexit nor the forced upgrades to the architecture of certai...Read More


UK Launches New Trade Remedies System

15 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the UK announced the establishment of its new trade remedies system with the objective of protecting UK domestic businesses and industry against injury caused by unfair trading practi...Read More


United Kingdom Adopts Temporarily Applicable Policy on Trade Tariffs

14 March 2019

On 13 March 2019 – following a firm rejection, for the second time, of the EU Withdrawal Agreement by the UK parliament on the previous day – the UK government adopted a policy, set out in the Tax Inf...Read More


Next Gen Drones Now Set to Zone In on Outer Space and Ocean Depths

14 March 2019

With international air space now looking increasingly unwelcoming and tightly regulated, many drone manufacturers are looking at less congested options, including the unexplored marine landscape and e...Read More


UK Bicycle Producers Set to Lose Current EU Protection Against Dumped Imports Originating in Mainland China

11 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, announced that UK bicycle producers would lose EU protection against imports of dumped products originating in mainland ...Read More


B2B Sector 15 Years Behind Current Wave of E-Commerce Innovation

11 March 2019

Companies in the business-to-business sector have a lot to learn from their more consumer-oriented counterparts when it comes to fully capitalising on the many possibilities offered by the latest deve...Read More


London Toy Fair Proves Buoyant Despite Retail and Brexit Uncertainty

1 March 2019

Regardless of the looming Brexit deadline and the question marks that hang over the future plans and ownership of several key UK toy retailers, exhibitors and attendees at this year's London Toy Fair ...Read More


UK Preparing Independent System Ahead of Brexit, to Maintain Anti-dumping and Other Trade Remedy Measures

28 Feb 2019

On 25 February 2019, the International Trade Secretary of the UK published a notice setting out the information about the trade remedies that will continue, and those that will cease, to apply as the ...Read More


Email Marketing Still Holding its Own in AI-driven Omni-Channel World

27 Feb 2019

While email promotion may seem somewhat quaint in light of more recent marketing technology innovations, updated and considerably enhanced, it remains a potent force, according to many exhibitors at t...Read More


European Commission Implements Action Plan for No-deal Scenario in Framework of Brexit

21 Feb 2019

On 18 February 2019, the European Commission announced its continued rolling out of a plan that has the intent of preparing businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as Value Added ...Read More


Cultural Nuances: The Key to Successful Mainland E-Commerce

20 Feb 2019

When setting about targeting online Chinese consumers with its proprietary sports nutrition range, one UK company found it had an awful lot to learn in terms of matching the e-commerce culture and the...Read More


Entrepreneurial Start-Ups Steal Limelight at UK Home and Gift Show

19 Feb 2019

With 'Out of the Ordinary' its clear mission statement, this year's London-hosted Top Drawer event, a curated design-led symposium for the home / gifts sector, saw many of the smallest and newest exhi...Read More


UK Plans to Introduce UKCA Symbol to Replace CE Marking in Case of a “No Deal” Brexit

14 Feb 2019

In case of a “no deal” Brexit, the UK government announced, on 2 February 2019, that it will introduce its own marking for conformity assessment, used to certify household products such as kettles or ...Read More


United Kingdom: Market Profile

12 Feb 2019

The UK is one of the most globalised economies among developed states, with a world-leading financial services sector. Long-term political, economic, and regulatory strength, coupled with relatively l...Read More


Design for Manufacturing Concept Finally Set for Commercial Viability

24 Jan 2019

Although its coming has been predicted several times, many exhibitors at the recent TCT Show – one of the UK's leading additive manufacturing events – seemed convinced that Design for Manufacturing te...Read More


Britain’s Future Hanging on a Thread

21 Jan 2019

On 15 January 2019, the British Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and her European counterparts with an overwhelming vote of 432 to 202. This i...Read More


U.S.-UK Trade Agreement to be Focus of USITC Investigation

13 Dec 2018

The USITC has initiated an investigation of the probable economic effect of the proposed U.S.-UK Trade Agreement....Read More


Court of Justice Decides That UK Can Unilaterally Cancel Brexit, While Business Leaders Fear Supply-Chains Disruption Under Any Brexit Scenario

11 Dec 2018

A number of Members of the Scottish, UK and European Parliament had lodged a petition for judicial review to a UK court (in Scotland) to determine whether the notification under Article 50 (to leave t...Read More


Brexit, Black Friday and Toys R Not Us: The Toy Fair Season Looms

7 Dec 2018

With the Big Four shows that constitute the 2019 Toy Fair Season already waiting in the wings, it's time to brush up on all those issues that are certain to dominate showroom chat and exhibition stand...Read More

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