UK Global Tariff backs UK businesses and consumers

The Government has announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). Published 19 May 2020From:Department for International Trade, HM Treasury, and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP The Government has this morning (19 May) announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff […]

Dow Jones – Technology Adoption in Third-Party Risk Management: Best Practice or the New Standard?

Examining the extent to which technology use is becoming standard in compliance and expected by regulators. It should come as no surprise to anti-corruption compliance professionals that third parties represent major sources of risk. Regulators also are aware of that fact. Most bribery cases do not involve direct payments from companies to government officials—a third […]

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms ready to embrace ‘new normal’ but government support must adapt

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work – Over 70 per cent of respondents have furloughed a portion of their staff – Nearly three quarters of these firms have submitted a claim to the […]

BCCJ – Responses to COVID-19: Japan, Taiwan and Korea

Written by Sterling Content British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) members learned of responses to COVID-19 in northeast Asia on April 27 via another multi-nation webinar. Representatives of the Japan, Taipei and Korea chambers of commerce shared details of government activity and business sentiment in their respective countries in the interactive session. Taiwan With […]

【HSBC Market Information】Lockdown

Summary Macro Outlook Governments have imposed hugely restrictive measures to suppress COVID-19. Economic activity has fallen at a precipitous pace March activity data across developed markets fell at an alarming rate. Early data for April show further, pronounced weakness Q2 is likely to see double-digit declines in GDP (not annualised) across developed economies. Consensus growth […]