Commodities


'Alternative to Irish backstop' consultant in line for £200m contract

‘Alternative to Irish backstop’ consultant in line for £200m contract

16th September 2020 – © AFP/Getty Former Washington lobbyist Shanker Singham has been described as the ‘Brexiteers’ brain’. A consultant who had a leading role in the campaign for an alternative to Theresa May’s Irish border “backstop” is in the running for all or part of a £200m government contract related to the post-Brexit checks down the Irish sea. Shanker Singham, one of the main proponents of the so-called “alternative...

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US and China make progress on phase one trade deal

US and China make progress on phase one trade deal

US and Chinese negotiators stressed their commitment to the “phase one” trade deal in a phone call where both sides said they had seen progress, even as relations between the world’s two largest economies deteriorate in many areas. The two countries discussed steps China has taken, including ensuring greater protection for intellectual property rights and removing hindrances to American companies in financial services and agriculture, US Trade Representative Robert...

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Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

By Bernama Dec 17 2019 / Borneo Post Online JOHOR BAHRU: The government has agreed to exempt 54 categories of goods from the Approved Permit (AP) requirements for transshipment activities at all Malaysian ports, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He said the decision, made by the cabinet three months ago, covered items such as commodities and farm animals. However, controlled and dangerous items such as weapons and firecrackers would...

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Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

By Chen Huizhi Dec 12 2019 / SHINE Thirty-one suspects have been apprehended for allegedly producing and selling fake products under the British brand name Burberry, Shanghai police said on Thursday. Suspects from a company based in Jiangsu Province allegedly provided the fake products to an online shopping website, which police declined to name, with falsified customs papers. While the website requires customs declaration forms from its suppliers of...

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