Tag: ICC UK

ICC United Kingdom Secretary General discusses benefits of Heathrow expansion and infrastructure investment in BBC Business Live interview

Speaking to BBC Business Live, Chris Southworth, ICC Secretary General, explains that the expansion of Heathrow Airport and approval of a third runway was exactly what British businesses needed to remain competitive, especially following Brexit. Countering claims that investment should have gone to regional airports instead, Southworth said it was not a case of “either …

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ICC United Kingdom Secretary General discusses the need for updated digital trade rules in the latest issue of World Trade Matters

Writing for the Institute of Export and International Trade’s professional journal, World Trade Matters, Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General, explains why digital trade rules – which haven’t been updated at the WTO since 1998 – should be reformed at the international level. Digital trade is key to enabling SME growth and access to …

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ICC United Kingdom’s press release on how international regulation is affecting SMEs is covered by the specialist press

Regulatory requirements are having unintended repercussions on SME business growth, indicates the latest ICC Global Trade Survey. Some 87% of banks respondent to the survey reported that complying with counter-terrorism and international sanctions regulations is a “major challenge” with respect to their ability to offer trade finance. Well-meaning regulations are inhibiting access to trade finance …

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ICC United Kingdom’s trade governance model reported in The Times

Following the launch of ICC United Kingdom’s trade policy recommendations titled ‘A Trade Governance Model That Works for Everyone‘, the organisation’s Secretary General Chris Southworth tells The Times’ Callum Jones why a new governance model for trade policy is critical post-Brexit. Southworth stated: “Public trust in trade policy has collapsed. This governance model provides a real opportunity …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discusses the Brexit Trade Bill on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

Shortly after the Brexit Trade Bill entered Parliament, BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today talked to Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the ICC United Kingdom regarding his thoughts on how the Bill – and Customs Bill to follow – might affect UK trade.   Both Bills are expected to set the foundation for the UK to …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth speaks to BBP Media on new opportunities for UK SMEs

In a recent interview with BBP media – the regional B2B publication – Chris Southworth, Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom, discusses how local UK businesses and SMEs can stay ahead of challenges and make the most of new and existing opportunities. In particular, he explains that businesses should actively …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discussing UK trade negotiations on Sky News

This afternoon, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on Sky News – commenting the importance of transitional arrangements during Brexit negotiations. The interview took place after the Confederation of British Industry strongly urged Government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal with the European Union is …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on Manchester business opportunities in GM Business Connect

ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth highlights the challenges and opportunities facing Manchester’s business community for GM Business Connect magazine, in a joint commentary with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. In a post-Brexit environment, there is plenty that businesses around Manchester can do to protect their interests – including increasing the levels of engagement in …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on why UK businesses need to think global in Director of Finance

In the latest edition of Director of Finance, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, explains why it is a crucial time for UK businesses to find their voice and think global. Indeed, there are a number of global opportunities which businesses can tap into, but in order to do so they need to ensure …

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ICC Chairman, Sunil Mittal, talks free trade and protectionism on Ian King Live

Yesterday evening, Sunil Mittal, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), appeared on Sky News’ Ian King Live, discussing his concerns about the growing movement away from free trade. The interview came ahead of the ICC’s World Trade Agenda Day in London today. To watch the full interview, please click here.