Category: Global Trade Issues

Once Again, Brexit Withdrawal Talks Move to Brinkmanship Condition

As this week’s deadline looms. the Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition withdrawal agreement that is scheduled to go into effect at the start of the year 2021.

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Continued Friction in Brexit Talks Again Leads to Brinkmanship

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our prior late August update on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition agreement that is due to expire at the end of this year.

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Progress Stalls in Brexit Talks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights latest reports indicating that negotiators representing the European Union and the United Kingdom warning on Friday that they may not be able to ink a detailed deal regarding various details for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.

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COVID-19 Industry Supply Chain News Capsule- August 19 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog re-initiates our weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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COVID-19 and Global Trade Tensions: Updated Industry Supply Chain News Snippets

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on rapidly changing industry developments related to high-tech and semiconductor, commercial aerospace product demand and supply networks, along with escalating trade tensions among the United States and China and added parcel rate hikes from UPS and FedEx involving online customer shipments.

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COVID-19 Global Supply Network Sourcing- Where Do We Go From Here?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a multi-industry supply network commentary regarding the brewing business and political influences of policies related to domestic manufacturing and near-shored supply networks among certain industries. Shared are additional thoughts related to assembling the best experts in industry supply sourcing and process technologies to effect more positive outcomes in the post-COVID 19 environment.

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Semiconductor Supply Network Developments Accelerate Among the United States and China- A Sign to Even More Trade Tensions and Disruption Risk

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to the highlighting of ongoing developments that are likely positioning semiconductor fabrication and chip packaging supply networks for increased trade and industry tensions in the coming months and perhaps years.

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Major Supply Chain Disruption- History is Often a Prevailing Reference

This Supply Chain Matters blog serves as a reference sidebar to our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s impact on industry and global supply chains. History is often prevailing in providing a reference to past events either with similar characteristics, or in conditions that were prevalent long before the current disruption.

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A Milestone Day for Global Trade and the Ongoing Supply Chain Management Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reflection on a significant day for global trade implications and that geo-political forces foretell a very challenging 2020 in global customer demand and supply management.

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Short Pause from Disruption for North America Automotive and EU Based Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers after two major developments this past week have caused a disruption pause for North America based manufacturing and automotive supply networks, and for UK and EU based supply chains planning for this week’s Brexit.

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