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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TFG’s Accelerate Scholarship is back! TFG brings back $1,000 Accelerate Scholarship due to high demand to bridge the trade skills gap 
Green transition under pressure – Eurozone inflation hits record high of 5% due to soaring energy prices Eurozone inflation hit a record high in December 2021, as soaring energy prices continue to put pressure on consumers, highlighting the risks of the green energy transition.
UK trade deficit with China triples in one year thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns – report The UK’s trade deficit with China has more than tripled after a year of lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest

2021 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
A 'defining moment' - Sentiment mixed as China marks 20 years since WTO accession A ‘defining moment’ – Sentiment mixed as China marks 20 years since WTO accession Over the weekend, China celebrated the 20th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Post-Brexit recovery- Could Africa be the key to London’s Brexit bounceback? Post-Brexit recovery: Could Africa be the key to London’s Brexit bounceback? Brexit has typically been seen as an issue between the UK and the EU with little thought given to the divorce agreement’s impact on other countries.
UK and Australia form first post-Brexit trade deal 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.
Cocoa bean 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 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.

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21Jan

TFG’s Accelerate Scholarship is back!

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TFG brings back $1,000 Accelerate Scholarship due to high demand to bridge the trade skills gap … Read More →

13Jan

UK opens new free trade talks with India, seeks end to tariffs on cars, whisky, green energy exports

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A UK trade delegation has arrived in India to open negotiations on a new free trade agreement that could double… Read More →

11Jan

Green transition under pressure – Eurozone inflation hits record high of 5% due to soaring energy prices

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Eurozone inflation hit a record high in December 2021, as soaring energy prices continue to put pressure on consumers, highlighting… Read More →

07Jan

UK gov trade shows helped British exporters secure over £70m in sales to South Korea in 2021

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UK exporters sealed over £70 million in sales to South Korea during 2021, with the help of trade shows backed… Read More →

07Jan

Germany’s trade surplus shrinks for 4 straight months as imports hit another record high

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Germany’s trade surplus shrank for four consecutive months towards the end of 2021, as imports to Europe’s largest economy hit… Read More →

04Jan

UK trade deficit with China triples in one year thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns – report

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The UK’s trade deficit with China has more than tripled after a year of lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More →

31Dec

2021 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global

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As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines… Read More →

23Dec

Islamic trade finance – ITFC welcomes new member Turkmenistan with $150m Framework Agreement

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed a $150 million Framework Agreement with one of its newest members,… Read More →

22Dec

Trade Finance Global’s Year in Review

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It has, once again, been a tumultuous year for global trade and finance. Here we reflect on our most popular… Read More →

17Dec

ICC launches Legal Reform Advisory Board to support harmonisation of Digital Standards Initiative (DSI)

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a new Legal Reform Advisory Board (LRAB) to support the legal harmonisation… Read More →

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