The Irish Times explains: How you can get in shape for a no-sweat Brexit

It would be far fetched to claim that Brexit is ‘no-sweat’, especially if you are new to trade and customs procedures and their implications – not to mention the many added costs associated with tariffs, paperwork, planning and transport. Nevertheless, some preparation can go a long way. Training and awareness of what is required is essential; and I am incredibly proud of the very positive feedback from the Irish SME business community about the training that we delivered in partnership with KGH for Enterprise Ireland and Ireland’s Local Enterprise Offices. Some of the advice provided in those workshops has been prominently featured in the Irish Times article. You can find it here.

Please feel free to reach out to us for similar training and support.

Event in Köln: 9. Thementag Außenwirtschaft

I look 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 I had the pleasure of giving 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 I was asked to give 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 my 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.

“The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can deliver large trade dividends..”

This is the headline of the WTO’s Press Release for its annual flagship World Trade Report publication. Apart from the significant benefits that can be derived from the Agreement it is very humbling to see prominent reference to my early publications in the World Customs Journal and the Journal of World Trade. The full report can be dowloaded from the WTO website. Much of my recent research can be accessed in full for free via ResearchGate.

Please do reach out to us if there are any points you wish to explore about the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement or any of my related research activities.