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Monday, May 21, 2018
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Canada offers $2 billion for national trade corridors

“The government has called for applications for projects involving ports, airports, roads, railways, intermodal facilities, international bridges and border crossings – assets that are the primary building blocks of the supply chains that enable the physical exchange of goods around the world and also support the critical movement of people and goods in Canada’s Northern territories.”

[The Maritime Executive]

UK to tell EU it is ready to stay in customs union beyond 2021

“Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will leave the EU’s customs union allowing the country to forge its own trade deals around the world. But her cabinet is split over what kind of future customs system London should seek with the bloc. Ministers meeting on Tuesday agreed that Britain should try to stay aligned with the customs union if technology needed to operate borders under one of the government’s proposals is not ready in time for 2021.”

[Reuters]

Kenya to inspect all import cargo to combat counterfeits

“This is effective from today. If we find substandard goods it is going to be destroyed. We have also commenced a 100 per cent inspection of all containers carrying used shoes and clothes,” said Kenya Bureau of Standards Managing Director James Ongwae.

[Business Daily]

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