April 24, 2017

Philippines Looks to Widen Trade Agreements

The Philippines is widening its web of preferential trade agreements both bilaterally and regionally, according to Malaya Business Insight. Ramon Lopez, Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that the Philippines is considering free trade agreements with…


April 18, 2017

Hong Kong Registers Growth in Air Cargo

According to Air Cargo News, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world's number one airfreight hub by throughput, recorded "significant growth" in cargo volumes during March 2017. Cargo traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 17.8%. An HKIA spokesperson said, "The…


April 12, 2017

EU Clears Acquisition of Hamburg Sud

The European Commission has cleared Maersk Line’s proposed acquisition of Hamburg Süd, subject to the German carrier terminating membership of five vessel-sharing alliances when the transaction closes, according to the Loadstar.


April 10, 2017

EU and Australia Moving Closer to Free Trade Agreement

Trade leaders of the European Union and Australia recently discussed the scope of a potential bilateral free trade agreement. The EU and Australia already cooperate closely on trade policy issues, and the EU is Australia's third largest trading partner.


January 24, 2017

Post-Brexit Britain Unveils New Industrial Strategy

The Loadstar reports that a green paper published on January 23 outlines UK government proposals for a new national industrial strategy. Freight and supply chain representatives are eager to see if the proposals will boost the logistics sector.


January 18, 2017

Harmonized System Updates

The World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS), every five years. New classification decisions were made at the 58th Session of the Harmonized System Committee, and they have been released on the…