It was lovely to have had a front row seat at the GoTrade 2022 Summit and lend expert commentary during its interactive wrap-up sessions. The event was attended by leaders from across the public and private sector. The full summary report – produced with our help – has just been published and is ready for download. Noteworthy is that it also includes a long list of helpful recommendations and action points.
Reviews and endorsements are always humbling . I certainly was pleasantly surprised to see so many for my book when it was launched in August 2021 … and of course for Prof David Widdowson’s lovely foreword!
Wonderful to see, too, is that the book is being procured by libraries around the world, and that it is finding its way onto university reading lists. Educators can reach out to the publisher for an inspection copy. And if you want to own a copy – its not for students only! – the publisher is offering a 20% discount code (use the KOGANPAGE20 code at checkout). Amazon UK, at least for today, is bettering that discount (21% – no code needed)…. but as they say, it can be purchased at all other good bookshops, too!
I am very pleased to announce that on 3rd August 2021 Kogan Page will be launching my forthcoming book “Cross-border Logistics Operations, effective trade facilitation and border management”. This book has been a long time in the making and has received wonderful endorsements.
Advance orders with a 20% discount code (CROSSBORDER20) can be placed directly with the publisher at: https://www.koganpage.com/cblog. A sample chapter is available for free. Orders can also be placed at other major book retailers around the world.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.