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08/02/2021: Chris Southworth speaks to Bloomberg Radio's Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing on the impact of travel restrictions on the economy and the measures needed to allow people to move around the global trading system safely.
15/01/2021: Chris Southworth speaks on Sky's All Out Politics on the impact of COVID-19 travel testing on business.
08/01/2021: Chris Southworth speaks on Bloomberg Radio's Daybreak Europe about the UK government's financial plans to salvage the economy and support businesses amid a third national lockdown.
10/12/2020: Chris Southworth speaks on BBC Business Briefing on the final sticking points to a Brexit deal.
08/12/2020: Chris Southworth engages in a panel debate on Sky News hosted by Adam Boulton to talk about the latest in the EU-UK trade negotiations
27/11/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to BBC Business Briefing on the UK Covid-19 tiering system and its impacts on businesses across the UK.
02/11/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to Politico on the work that the All-Party Parliamentary Party for Trade and Export Promotion are doing in bringing stakeholders together on trade.
06/10/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to BBC Business Briefing on the Paris shutdown and how this will impact businesses. With other cities like Madrid already in lockdown and London rumoured to be considering lockdown, Chris highlights the serious long-term impact on the economy.
14/09/2020: Chris Southworth speaks on Bloomberg Westminster to discuss the current state of the UK's trade negotiations with the EU, the UK-Japan deal, as well as the practicalities of trading under WTO rules in the event of a no-deal.
12/08/2020: Chris Southworth speaks on Bloomberg Radio's Daybreak Europe on the upcoming review on progress in the implementation of Phase 1 of the US-China trade deal.
15/07/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to Bloomberg TV on the UK government's decision to exclude Huawei from 5G UK networks as phase out kit by 2027.
25/06/2020: Chris Southworth discusses the need to ensure climate change is a priority during the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19 with Sky News.
23/06/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to BBC Business Briefing about the impact on businesses following easing of social distancing rules, and how dropping down to one meter distancing has made a difference in other European countries.
24/05/2020: Chris Southworth discusses the UK's progress in the battle against Coronavirus compared to other countries on LBC with Nigel Farage.
17/04/2020: Chris Southworth is quoted in Politico, calling for the WTO to ramp up remote working in order to progress vital global agendas and support the continuity of the global trading system throughout the crisis.
01/04/2020: Chris Southworth is cited in Business Green calling for more focus on the green agenda, and for the government to stop using Coronavirus as a means of covering up the shortfalls in the UK's approach to COP preparations and its green agenda.
24/03/2020: John Denton speaks on CNN's Quest Means Business around his open letter to the G20 leaders around action against COVID-19.
18/03/2020: Chris Southworth discusses how government should be making special efforts to lower tax and tariff barriers to ease trade flows for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis on BBC Business Briefing. SMEs need further support to weather the storm.
18/03/2020: Chris Southworth spoke to LBC's Nick Ferrari about the governments financial support package for businesses during Coronavirus disruption.
11/03/2020: Chris Southworth discusses the impact of the spread of Coronavirus on the private sector on BBC World Service.
11/03/2020: Chris Southworth outlines businesses' expectations for Rishi Sunak's 2020 Budget on BBC Business Briefing, highlighting the importance of government commitment to infrastructure, digital trade and climate change, as well as practical support around the impacts of Coronavirus.
26/02/2020: Chris Southworth talks to Channel 4 News about the impact that the Coronavirus outbreak is having on British businesses. With China now making up 20% of the global economy, the economic ripple effect impacts wider than ever before.
11/02/2020: John Denton is interviewed on CNN's Quest Means Business programme on the Phase 1 implementation of the US-China trade deal, as well as the impact of the Coronavirus on global trade and supply chains.
10/02/2020: Chris Southworth speaks to BBC World News around the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak on businesses worldwide, and what the concerns and outlook is for the coming months.
31/01/2020: Chris Southworth talks to BBC News around the impact of hard borders post-Brexit on traders and the UK's role in pushing for trade liberalisation via its seat at the WTO.
22/01/2020: Chris Southworth discusses the UK's approach to post-Brexit diplomacy with Politico, including US-UK trade relations and the UK's role in brokering the dialogue between the global trading superpowers and the less-developed countries on international issues of priority. Read the full article, "Brexit Britain faces the gunboats", here.
10/01/2020: Chris Southworth speaks on Sky's All Out Politics on how realistic the 12 month Brexit deadline is for the UK, following the EU's Ursula von der Leyen's warning that the time-frame is too tight for a EU-UK deal.
20/12/2019: Chris Southworth speaks on BBC News about the difficulties surrounding a US-UK trade deal.
20/12/2019: Chris Southworth discusses the latest on Brexit and how it will affect businesses across the UK on BBC World News, including whether there is time to negotiate a Swiss-style 'pick and mix' arrangement for market access.
30/09/2019: Chris Southworth discusses Sajid Javid's interview around a potential bypass of the Benn Act on CNN.
19/09/2019: Fireside Chat: Incoterms Update from the Experts. Trade Finance Talks features a Q&A with Chris Southworth, Professor Charles Debattista, David Lowe and Bob Ronai on ICC Incoterms® 2020 (pages 50-52).
19/09/2019: "Life After Brexit": Chris Southworth - writing for the Autumn edition of Trade Finance Talks - gives practical advice to SMEs to help in the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit (pages 10-11).
13/08/2019: Chris Southworth is invited on CNBC to discuss the impact of the US-China trade war on the e-commerce and retail industries. "The costs of the trade war will be passed on to the consumer", he warns.
07/08/2019: Chris Southworth discusses the feasibility of a trade deal with the United States on BBC Business Briefing in light of Dominic Raab's tour of North America in his capacity as Foreign Secretary.
18/07/2019: Chris Southworth is invited into LBC's studios for a triple segment to hash out the hazards of a no-deal Brexit, the complexities of trade deal negotiations, and the disastrous potential of a trading ecosystem without the WTO, with James O'Brien. Listen to the full interview here.
16/07/2019: CNBC invite Chris Southworth to share his insights on France and the UK's decision to impose a tax on tech firms - particularly detrimental to US tech giants Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Alphabet - despite lack of agreement within the OECD.
11/07/2019: Chris Southworth is quoted in The Telegraph's article on the Future of Trade and Export conference in his capacity as Chairman of the day's discussions. Read the full article here: "Making International Trade Work for Everyone in our Uncertain Times".
27/06/2019: Chris Southworth discusses the Conservative candidates' Brexit proposals from a trade perspective with LBC's Nick Ferrari, and the need for a strong UK voice on free trade to overhaul the current crisis facing global trade.
27/06/2019: Press release "Handing on to the next generation: John Beechey CBE steps down as Chair of the ICC's Arbitration programme and hands over leadership to Ania Farren, Managing Director at Vannin Capital" is covered by the New Law Journal and Litigation Finance Journal.
09/05/2019: ICC United Kingdom hosted the flagship conference, London International Disputes Week 2019, which was a roaring success. Among the media coverage was the attached article notably featured in The Times.
08/02/2019: Red-tape burden will weigh on smaller UK traders, Financial Times
30/11/2018: Brexit bombshell: Brexit expert calls for 10-YEAR EU transition - 'we need to adapt', Express
30/11/2018: Chris Southworth talks to LBC's Sheila Fogarty about the Brexit "deal or no deal" scenario
08/11/2018: ICC launches industry-wide plan for digital trade, Global Trade Review
30/10/2018: Chris Southworth is featured in Bridging & Commercial Magazine following a presentation at the London Stock Exchange 'Brexit Business' Conference
18/10/2018: Southworth: Bring overseas countries in to the British post-Brexit trade conversation, Borderlex
26/09/2018: ICC well-placed to handle Belt and Road arbitration, CDR News
21/09/2018: ICC discusses procedural and geographical diversity, CDR News
23/08/2018: Chris Southworth discusses the repercussions of a no-deal Brexit and WTO rules on BBC News @ Five
05/06/2018: 'Digital trade will help leapfrog development' Chris Southworth cited in African Review on digital trade
26/05/2017: ICC United Kingdom’s call for a unified voice on digital trade covered by specialist press: Fintech Finance, Better Society Network, National Technology News, Finance Digest, Financial IT, Trade Finance and TXF.
23/03/2018: For BBC World News, Chris Southworth discusses US-China trade and the possibility of a trade war
21/03/2018: For BBC World News, Secretary General Chris Southworth discusses implications of new EU tech tax
16/10/2017: Consequences of President Trump's refusal to re-certify the Iran Deal, President Trump announced the results of the US strategic review of its policy towards Iran.
20/02/2017: Coleman Nee and Robert Teh Counsellors, discuss whether implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement will deliver huge dividends to the global economy
24/02/2017: Phil Smith, Managing Director, BusinessWest talks about reducing business costs in international trade
06/03/2017: Ian Wilkins, Head, Business Transformation and Customs Service
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), talks us through the United Kingdom’s journey towards a modern declaration management service
08/03/2017: Laurent Coulon, Partner, Theano Advisors and Lolita de Linares, Senior Consultant, Theano Advisors, talk us through Blockchain: from hubris to realism
10/03/2017: Rebecca Harding, Chief Economist, BBA, explains What do you get if you cross a customs union with a free trade area?
30/03/2017: Alan Dixon, Director, Ideas Matter tells us about Intellectual Property: Vital Protections Promoting Healthy Trade
25/04/2017: John Forrest, Head of Global Trade and Chloe Barker, Senior Associate, DLA Piper LLP tell us about Foreign direct investment; opportunities and sanctions
28/06/2017: Rebecca Harding, Co-Founder and CEO, Equant Analytics, Chief Economist, BBA, discusses Brexit and Trade Finance
29/06/2017: Baihas Baghdadi, Managing Director - Global Head of Trade & Working Capital, Barclays Corporate Banking, explains The risks to global trade posed by protectionist values
01/08/2017: Alexander Goulandris, CEO, essDOCS explains the benefits of the digitization in trade and finance
21/11/2017: Daniel Crosby, Managing Partner, King & Spalding gives his insight on moving the debate on digital trade forward
November 27, 2020
October 14, 2020
The 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the international framework to tackle all the big challenges we face today. In the context of the COVID-19 recovery, they are the only international framework of their kind where all governments are committed to deliver a greener, more inclusive and sustainable global economy. They represent an international roadmap to build back better, make trade work for everyone and tackle inequality.
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