FTA Launches its Business Environmental Performance Initiative

The FTA is proud to announce the launch of its new business-driven service, the Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI). BEPI has been developed to support retailers, importers and brands to improve environmental performance in supplying factories and farms worldwide, offering a practical management system applicable to all product sectors and countries.

FTA Concludes Trade Visit to China and South Korea

Beginning of December, representatives from the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), including Ferry Den Hoed, FTA President; Christian Ewert, FTA's new Director General; and Jan Eggert in his new capacity as FTA Senior Consultant for International Trade, concluded a successful business trip to strengthen commercial ties with business partners in China and South Korea.

C5's Customs Compliance Forum

On 17 - 18 November, C5 will host its 8th Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance held in Partnership with HMRC. The Forum comes at a critical time - with the implementation of the UCC just around the corner, companies are re-evaluating internal customs procedures to ensure they are meeting the new requirements, making the most of duty relief programmes and they are paying the correct amount of customs duties. Highlights of the Forum include: