The new EU-Japan trade deal removes trade barriers

Find out more by reading UPS's factsheet >In July 2018 the EU and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement in order to remove trade barriers. From 1st February 2019 the EPA came into force and is projected to eliminate €1 billion worth of tariffs paid annually by companies exporting goods to Japan, with an increase in GDP of €33 billion by 2035.

The EU – Japan EPA will be the world’s largest open economic area, said to make up 40% of global trade value, sending a powerful signal that two of the world’s largest economies explicitly reject trade protectionism.

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Find out more by reading UPS’s factsheet > The EU-Japan EPA pdf format

Port of Cork is ‘Highly Commended’

Port of Cork is ‘Highly Commended'

The Port of Cork and its partners were ‘highly commended’ at Tuesday’s Seatrade Awards in the ‘Deal of the Year’ category in recognition of its work in securing significant funding for the development of the new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy, which will open in 2020.

The funding for the €80m project was secured from a combination of sources including the Allied Irish Banks p.l.c (AIB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), as well as EU Connecting Europe Facility funds, and self-finance. €1m of the total capital secured is allocated to a community gain fund for the Ringaskiddy area. Find out more info >

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Global exporting checklist

With e-commerce sales showing no sign of slowing down, now is the time to start accepting orders from all over the globe. While it’s easy to configure your website to start delivering internationally, a robust global strategy is required for the longer term. It’s important to consider key questions such as your business’ priorities and the cost and speed of delivery.

Many UK regions are working to provide further opportunities for businesses to engage in international trade, it’s becoming simpler for small and medium-sized businesses to go global so be sure to reach out for support. Read more >

Last Mile Delivery: business solutions for you

Last Mile Delivery - Solutions for your businessLast mile delivery is the movement of goods from a transportation hub to their final destination and demands up to 53 per cent of total shipping costs. With e-commerce sales totalling $2.3 trillion worldwide, consumer demand for online purchases are driving growth forward.

Despite the challenges, even the smallest of retailers must compete with the high standards set by global companies, who have made next-day delivery the norm. When it comes to last-mile solutions, and which could be right for your business, there are many options to consider. Read more >

Prepare for the No Deal scenario and check out FTA’s Brexit webinar

FTA Leading LogisticsThe Freight Transport Association (FTA) advises logistics managers to think ahead and prepare for what might be a No Deal Brexit. These are uncertain times for businesses and to help you navigate these new waters FTA is holding an exclusive webinar: No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January 2019.

Hosted by a team of Brexit experts, the webinar will be invaluable for the logistics aspect of any business, especially regarding the movement of goods between the EU and UK. The webinar will offer detailed guidance for No Deal planning across all transport modes: road, sea, air and rail. For more details visit link >