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Event in Köln: 9. Thementag Außenwirtschaft

Dr Andrew Grainger looks forward to participating at the forthcoming get-together of experts and practitioners at the forthcoming “Thementag Außenwirtschaft” organised by the Bundesanzeiger Verlag in Cologne, Germany. The event will be held in German on the 29th October 2019. Further details can be found here.

Implications of Irish border arrangements on future trade policy examined

On the 4th July 2018 Dr Andrew Grainer gave evidence to the UK Parliament’s International Trade Committee about the implications of Irish border arrangements on future trade policy along with:

  • Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group
  • Nick Platts, Head of Cargo, Heathrow Airport

Further details can be found on the UK Parliament’s webpages along with a recording on UK Parliament TV [Timestamp 11:06:20].

Effects of Brexit on supply chain of medicines examined

On 5th December Dr Andrew Grainger gave evidence to the UK Parliament’s Health Select Committee alongside:

  • Richard Freudenberg, Secretary-General of the British Association of European Pharmaceutical Distributors
  • Martin Sawer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Distribution Association
  • Dr Jeanette Dickson, Vice President of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists 

Further details can be found on the UK Parliament’s webpages. A recording can be viewed on UK Parliament TV.

Workshop: Facilitating external trade via border management

On 25th January 2017 we proudly delivered a workshop at the European Parliament for members of its International Trade Committee (INTA). A recording of Dr Andrew Grainger’s presentation along with that of Dr Juha Hintsa can be accessed online at the European Parliament’s Media Centre.

Our subsequent report was published on the 25 July 2017 and is available for free download.

Customs Issues Falling under INTA’s New Remit

Citation: Grainger, A. (2015) “Customs issues falling under INTA’s new remit”, European Parliament, Directorate-General For External Policies, Policy Department, December, Brussels [doi:10.2861/519192(pdf); 10.2861/568334(paper)]

INTA is the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade. The purpose of this commissioned study is to provide a concise account about the relation between European Union (EU) trade and customs policies with particular focus on the common external tariff and trade facilitation as well as the external aspects of customs provisions and management.