World Business Podcasts
Is it realistic to think the UK should operate on WTO rules?

Is it realistic to think the UK should operate on WTO rules?

October 24, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Nick Ashton Hart, International internet-related public policy leader.

Areas of discussion:

  • How will negotiations impact on the WTO?
  • Is it realistic to think the UK should operate on WTO rules?
  • What can UK Businesses learn about how the WTO works?

  • Governments from around the world are gathering for the WTO MC11 Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in December. What can we expect?
  • How can the UK private sectors help facilitate progress?

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Theresa May’s Brexit Speech in Florence & the UN in need of reform

Theresa May’s Brexit Speech in Florence & the UN in need of reform

September 28, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Daniel Crosby, Partner in International Trade and Managing Partner for King & Spalding at the Geneva office including the thoughts from ICC's Secretary General Chris Southworth.

Areas of discussion:

  • Thoughts after Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Florence? What do you think international investors should take away from the speech?

  • Theresa May made some pointed remarks at the UN and the need to reform. Is this fair? What is your experience of working with the UN?

  • Thousands of companies are convening in Geneva this week for the WTO Public Forum. What is the Forum for and why should companies care?

  • The WTO’s Ministerial Conference and G20 are both in December in Buenos Aires this year. What can we expect from both? What are we fighting for and why?

We are now broadcasting to over 130 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing press@iccwbo.uk.

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How do UK businesses reach their growth goals?

How do UK businesses reach their growth goals?

September 15, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Guy Willans, COO at Trade River Finance, an alternative Trade Finance service provider.

Areas of discussion:-

  • Quickly outline how Trade River help UK businesses in reaching their growth goals?
  • Is digitisation of trade finance just for the big business? How can it be used to help small and mid-sized companies?
  • Despite the many benefits, it seems that a considerable amount of work still needs to be done for the trade and trade finance industries to appreciate the benefits of digitalisation. What should players do to help accelerate the digitalisation journey? Are there any key barriers to digitalisation that we need to overcome?
  • Considering digitalisation in particular, what do you expect to see in the future of trade finance? What should the key priorities be?

We are now broadcasting to 35 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing press@iccwbo.uk.

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How is Costa Rica going to improve trade relations with the UK post-Brexit?

How is Costa Rica going to improve trade relations with the UK post-Brexit?

September 8, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Jose Rafael Fernandez, Attorney Arbitrator at Arbitrat Abogados and previous Chair for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Costa Rican National Committee for 4 years.

Areas of discussion:-

  • A brief history between Costa Rica and the UK trade relations?
  • The association agreement between Central America and the European Union

What is it?

How was an agreement met between Central America and the EU?

How does this affect the UK now that it is leaving the EU?

  • What is the role of ICC Costa Rica and what are they doing to improve trade relations with the UK post-Brexit?
  • What is the status of Commercial Arbitration in Costa Rica and is this helping foreign trade?

We are now broadcasting to 20 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing jharvey@iccwbo.uk.

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How has protectionism been shaping the trade environment in Brazil?

How has protectionism been shaping the trade environment in Brazil?

September 1, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Gabriel Petrus, Executive Director of ICC Brazil for a second round podcast discussion!

Areas of discussion:-

  • How has protectionism been shaping the trade environment in Brazil over the past few years?
  • What reforms has Brazil been undertaking to improve the trade environment, how do these impact international views and perceptions?
  • How could the new foreign policy and trade policy in Brazil benefit UK exporters?

We are now broadcasting to 20 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing jharvey@iccwbo.uk.

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Can a UK and Brazil trade relationship continue post-Brexit?

Can a UK and Brazil trade relationship continue post-Brexit?

August 24, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to Gabriel Petrus, Executive Director of ICC Brazil.

Areas of discussion:-

  • The UK and Brazil trade relationship presents plenty of opportunities for business looking to expand overseas - yet we've seen a slight loss of momentum in recent years. Can you explain the reasons behind this?
  • Last year, we saw Jaguar Land Rover invest in a £240 million manufacturing facility near Rio - the UK's first automotive facility in Latin America. What is the Brazilian business perspective on the UK's decision to leave the EU? And do you think the trading relationship between Brazil and the UK could improve post-Brexit?
  • What prospects are there for British exporters in Brazil?

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Can a UK and US trade deal be agreed?

Can a UK and US trade deal be agreed?

August 17, 2017

Sophie Dembinski, Trade Policy Expert at the ICC United Kingdom talks to Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy and Trade at the British American Business at a locai cafe in London.

Areas of discussion:-

  • Set the scene for us? What is the state of ‘trade’ on both sides of the atlantic (EU,US and UK)?
  • It’s a difficult time for trade.. what are you picking up from BAB and ICC members in terms of business confidence?
  • How do American businesses feel about Brexit? What are their key concerns and priorities?
  • Do you both think that a UK and US trade deal can be agreed?
  • Is there such a thing as a ‘bad deal’ with the US? What dis/advantages would a un/successful trade deal bring to UK/US/European businesses?
  • We live in interesting times.. long and short term predictions (12months- 5yrs)?

We are now broadcasting to 18 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing events@iccwbo.uk.

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Should we continue to develop the Northern Powerhouse?

Should we continue to develop the Northern Powerhouse?

August 8, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to both Chris Fletcher, Marketing & Campaigns Director at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom's Secretary General.

Areas of discussion:-

  • Why is it important that we continue to develop the northern powerhouse?
  • Is the city of Manchester a serious player at both the national and international level?
  • Funding has increased into the north but where exactly are these funds improving trade infrastructure?
  • What's the mood regarding how local farmers will compete outside of the EU?
  • How does the Manchester's business community feel about the UK leaving the EU?

We are now broadcasting to 17 countries worldwide from Sri Lanka to the USA, so if you would like to come and speak on a topical world business issue, please let us know by emailing events@iccwbo.uk

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Ireland’s priorities as Brexit continues…

Ireland’s priorities as Brexit continues…

August 1, 2017

Jonathan Harvey talks to both Ian Talbot, Secretary General of ICC Ireland and Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, and Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom's Secretary General.

Areas of discussion:-

  • The priorities for Ireland now that Brexit continues to dominate the headlines.
  • Implications of any change for the international business community.
  • Removing the hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • G20 Germany in Hamburg and why this is important to a non G20 country like Ireland.
  • Ian and Chris's reflections on the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Business Forum.
IMF’s UK growth forecast downgrade, US trade talks, and business planning

IMF’s UK growth forecast downgrade, US trade talks, and business planning

July 25, 2017

Alex Abeyratne talks to ICC United Kingdom's Secretary General, Chris Southworth, about the IMF downgrading the UK's growth forecast, as well as priorities around the UK - US trade deal, and how companies should be planning ahead this summer.