Trade Hub – What is International Trade?

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Introduction to International Trade

Global trade involves the transfer of goods and services, both domestically and internationally. In the TFG international trade hub, you can find out the latest on global trade, including free trade, customs related news, trade terminology, free trade agreements and current trade negotiations.

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Summary: DIT’s Global Trade Outlook and the Future of International Trade The Department for International Trade has recently published its Global Trade Outlook report. TFG summarised of the key points from the report, outlining what could be in store for global trade between now and 2050.
The impact of the M.V. Ever Given incident on traders – new risks on the horizon The impact of the March 2021 incident of the container ship M.V. Ever Given with around 18,300 containers onboard running aground in the Suez Canal has generated international attention and its consequences will continue to unravel for years to come.
From Suez to Ningbo-Zhoushan – the Great Freight Crisis is halting international trade COVID-19 puts international trade to a halt following the closure of the Ningbo-Zhoushan port in China and causing a global microchip shortage. There are other unanticipated issues to account for, such as the Suez Canal blockage.

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Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest

UK and Australia form first post-Brexit trade deal The UK and Australia have entered into a momentous trade agreement, the first on the road to the post-Brexit economy. This deal is the first stepping stone on the UK’s journey to joining a wider Asia Pacific trade agreement.
UK signs £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana The UK has signed a £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana promising tariff-free trade. The terms of the economic partnership agreement reinstate the two sides when the UK was part of the EU.
UKEF to guarantee buyer loans up to £30 million UK Export Finance (UKEF) is launching a new guarantee scheme that will help importers of UK goods and services obtain easier access to financing up to £30 million.
UK-India trade poised to double to £50bn, Santander report reveals Trade between UK and India could double to £50 billion before the end of the decade, according to a joint report by Santander and the Indian High Commission.
Indian firms to create 1,500 new jobs in the UK Indian firms Tata Consultancy Services and Wockhardt are to create over 1,500 jobs in the UK.
FAQs ‘Lifting 30 million people out of extreme poverty’ – The impact of AfCFTA The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.

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Latest Trade News

24Sep

UKEF commits to ambitious goal of going carbon neutral by 2050

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UK Export Finance (UKEF) unveiled an ambitious new plan to go carbon neutral by 2050. Over the next four years,… Read More →

24Sep

Digital Transformation: a powerful tool for growth in the Middle East

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Trade and economic activity are advancing at a rapid pace across the Middle East. How are governments across the… Read More →

23Sep

Green Export Finance – A force of good

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The latest IPCC report drives further urgency to ECAs’ plans to increase funding for green and sustainable deals and to… Read More →

22Sep

Covid-19 aftermath – consumer demand shifts, changing supply chains and shipping containers

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Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic and shipping bottlenecks are challenging companies to meet demand. The global outlook is uncertain,… Read More →

20Sep

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 20th September 2021

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Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. The world’s biggest companies felt the greatest impact of corruption and illicit activity in… Read More →

15Sep

Summary: DIT’s Global Trade Outlook and the Future of International Trade

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The Department for International Trade has recently published its Global Trade Outlook report. TFG summarised of the key points from… Read More →

13Sep

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 13th September 2021

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Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Korea contributes CHF 290,000 to help developing countries participate in global trade, commodity dependence… Read More →

13Sep

MonetaGo partners with SWIFT to create first-ever global solution to duplicate financing fraud

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SINGAPORE & NEW YORK – September 13, 2021 – MonetaGo, a financial technology solutions provider, today announced a new platform… Read More →

08Sep

Podcast: The freight crisis: HGV driver shortage, shipping blockages and the digital future of freight

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Global supply chains have been and continue to be deeply impacted by the changes that have taken place in the… Read More →

07Sep

VIDEO: How can we reform the shipping industry to attract young professionals?

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Our editor, Deepesh Patel sat down with Zencargo’s Sales Director, Sam Greenhalgh to discuss what changes need to take place… Read More →

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