Department for International Trade (DIT) launches new mentorship programme to help UK farmers and food producers boost their exports.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. G7 strikes historic agreement on taxing multinationals, WTO launches a Gender Research Hub to promote cooperation on trade and gender issues and Brexit shrank UK service exports by £110bn, highlighting the extensive consequences of Britain’s decision to break away from the EU.
As Brexit starts to make its way back to the front pages, the tensions in the negotiations to date and the significant gaps between the parties have been laid bare.
The global trading system is in disarray. Global economic growth is slowing, half the G20 are now operating under openly protectionist agendas, and tensions between China and the United States remain high – despite faint promise of a truce earlier this year. But over in the UK, all of this is overshadowed by the continuing dispute over Brexit. The nation is bitterly divided, and we are fast approaching what could constitute a national crisis.
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
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