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Trade Deals Around the World: August Edition
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Trade Deals Around the World: August Edition

Trade Deals Around the World is our monthly recurring update, which gives you a quick and easy update on what has been happening in the many trade deal negotiations going...

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Incoterms Explained: Free on Board (FOB)

Free on Board is one of the oldest Incoterms. It dates back to when goods were carried by sailing ships and it was one of the terms when the Incoterms were first released...

Air Freight and the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Air Freight and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week we updated you on the impact of COVID-19 on ocean freight and the effect it has on the three largest ports in Europe. This week we cover air freight.

Trade Deals Across the World: June Edition
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Trade Deals Across the World: June Edition

Our Trade Deal Around the World series always deals with the past month’s news, but this edition we start with some fresh news from today on Mercosur.

Export: Turkey Increases Import Restrictions Even Further
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Export: Turkey Increases Import Restrictions Even Further

Two weeks ago the Turkish government announced that import taxes were increased on products ranging from chemicals to machinery. It was a response to the recession caused...

Export: Turkey Increases Protectionist Measures
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Export: Turkey Increases Protectionist Measures

Fearing and facing a big recession caused by the pandemic, Turkey is trying to protect its industrial producers from external and foreign competition.

Trade Deals Around the World: May Edition
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Trade Deals Around the World: May Edition

In most countries around the world, the focus has become internal, as countries battle to control the global coronavirus outbreak. Negotiations and implementations of...

Supply Chain Challenges: Medical Supplies
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Supply Chain Challenges: Medical Supplies

A recent video from Al Jazeera shows stacks and stacks of medical supplies in China that are waiting to be shipped.

A Quarantained World. What Will the Markets Do?
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A Quarantained World. What Will the Markets Do?

With the exception of just a few countries, the whole world is in lockdown mode or slowly coming out of that. While production in other regions is still down or slowed by...

Corona Update: the Impact on Import, Export, and other Customs-related Matters
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Covid19 Update: the Impact on Import, Export, and other Customs-related Matters

Today we bring you a round-up of the main customs-related news items we came across recently when it comes to coronavirus.

Trade Deals Across the World: April Edition
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Trade Deals Across the World: April Edition

The COVID-19 crisis is the number one topic in the world. Negotiations on trade deals are not the main priority for most governments. Still, enough happened in March to...

Corona Update: The Impact on Logistics and Global Trade
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Corona Update: The Impact on Logistics and Global Trade

There is no doubt about it. The coronavirus outbreak has a huge impact on global trade and economies worldwide. Countries are closing borders, planes are grounded, and...

What Is an EUR-MED, and When Do I Need One?
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What Is an EUR-MED, and When Do I Need One?

A EUR-MED is a certificate that can be used to move goods between countries of the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean accumulation. When exporting goods to a Pan-Euro-Med country...

Trade Deals Across the World: March Edition
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Trade Deals Across the World: March Edition

From a trade deal point of view, this is going to be a very interesting year. The main players in the negotiations for these trade deals are the United States and the...

Customs Authorities Work to Aid Foreign Trade Impacted by Corona Virus
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Customs Authorities Work to Aid Foreign Trade Impacted by Covid19 Virus

The Chinese Customs Authority has vowed to put additional measures in place to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and to make sure foreign trade goes smoothly.

Trade Deals Across the World: February Edition
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Trade Deals Across the World: February Edition

From a trade deal point of view, this is going to be a very interesting year. The main players in the negotiations for these trade deals are the United States and the...