Just as China’s trade sector recovers from a fresh wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, the world’s largest exporter now faces a slimmer order book amidst weakening global sentiment and increased belt-tightening measures linked to inflation.
Why exactly have the prices of food historically been higher in Japan? TFG’s Carter Hoffman investigates…
Over the last ten years, nature dependent exports accounted for 40% of annual world trade ($7.4 trillion) – 36% of which stemmed from non-democratic regimes, as defined by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.
If the Electronic Trade Document Bill trade bill is passed this year, digital documents will be recognised under UK law, which could prove pivotal for global trade. Could blockchain hold the key to a painless and secure switchover to a digital-first trade world?
Everything you need to know about the Queen’s speech and it’s implications on trade.
The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Trade on a knife’s edge’, is out now!
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has announced that it is revising its merchandise global trade growth forecast for 2022 from 4.7% to 3% due to ongoing concerns about the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and lockdowns in China.
A circular economy is an alternative to the traditional linear economy where goods are simply made, used, and then disposed of.
This article looks at the Central Bank of Egypt’s decision to stop accepting documentary collections for imported goods, and substitute them with letters of credit. The decision is expected to have wide-reaching implications for Egypt’s business community and banking sector, writes Haitham Elsaid.
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with John Miller, chief economic analyst at Trade Data Monitor (TDM), about the surprising resilience of global trade over the last two years
Despite net zero targets agreed to at COP26, global demand for coal is hotter than ever. TFG’s Lewis Evans investigates why…
Letters of credit are one of the most commonly used trade finance instruments, and they are a great way to increase security and mitigate risk during a trade transaction
Freeports are a special kind of air, rail, or seaport, where normal tax and customs rules don’t apply, says John Lucy, director of Liverpool City Region Freeport
Among last week’s top stories, the Trade Finance Global International Trade Awards 2022, in cooperation with BAFT, announced that nominations are now open
If you are a UK business that is importing or exporting goods post-Brexit, then you will need to be familiar with UK customs declarations