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UK Imports and Exports

HMRC has published the latest UK trade statistics, for October 2016. Two direct quotes speak volumes: “For many years Germany has been our largest trading import partner by value. The USA has been the dominant trading partner for exports for … Continue reading

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Brexit and Tax

The anti-democratic campaign against Brexit contunues with more spin on the tax position. With every other country in the world having free access to the EU’s single market, ie able to sell things to the EU, the latest project fear … Continue reading

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Brexit Deal and European Commissioner’s Offensive Remarks

The EU Commission is increasingly taking an illiberal and antagonistic attitude to democratic changes and the world in general. Although deplorable they do set an outline for a possible Brexit deal. For example, the European Commissioner for the Digital Economy … Continue reading

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EU Finally Signs CETA Agreement with Canada

The EU has finally signed off the CETA, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, with Canada. More than just a free trade deal on tariffs and taxes. It is more about deregulation, especially for larger corporations, including the power using their … Continue reading

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Canada and Ukraine Sign Free Trade Agreement

Canada and the Ukraine this month signed a free trade agreement. Under the deal Canada has abolished tariffs, taxes, on about 99% of Ukrainian goods, while Ukraine has got rid of tariffs on 86% of Canadian goods right away, with … Continue reading

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China and Change to Rare Earths Taxation

Tax is often used as a leverage in power politics, always has, always will. Internationally I see China is considering a change to the way it taxes rare earths exports. This matters globally as rare earths are a group of … Continue reading

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