Trade & Export

This month the US announced the tightening of sanctions previously imposed on Iran.  Since withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (designed to arrest the development of an Iranian nuclear capability) the US had already imposed sanctions on a variety Iranian exports – notably in November 2008.  An important element is the withdrawal of waivers, which allowed some countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil, shielded from US action.

A look at the topical trends and issues described  with the use of Multi-lateral and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in international trade and export.

This trade and export article helps explain the difference between Multi-lateral Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and the growth of the latter in recent years.

David Millett looks at a significant week in Parliament in determining the course of Brexit and the major uncertainties that are likely to remain.

At a time of such noise and conflicting ‘truths’ about Brexit, what can we reasonably say? 

As one year morphs into another, it is a good time to reflect on a changing trade landscape, but possibly wise to avoid the temptation to make predictions!

The US Dollar (USD) as the key reserve currency – should we doubt it?

The escalating tensions between the US and China have now been described as a ‘Trade War’.

What’s going on with the complex issue of tariff uncertainties?

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