Are Skilled Professionals Really Safe from Robots? This was the topic of discussion at a panel session hosted at the Digital Catapult Centre in London last week, organised by Balliol Knowledge Networks 1. We look at some of the implications of regulatory technologies for the future of international trade.
EXPORTING will narrow our dangerously high trade gap – that’s the mantra. The UK Secretary of State for International Trade has admitted that the government’s goal to double exports to £1T by 2020 is going to be missed.
One reason for this is that smaller businesses do not have the tools, processes and resource necessary to trade compliantly and ultimately profitably – some only see risks in exploring outside their home market. Every international order in a new or existing market with a customer requires compliance to customs requirements, export controls, anti-fraud measures, 3rd party screening, etc.
In our previous blog we supported the Remain argument. Uncertainty of exit will not be clarified for many months if not years. Smaller organisations will be disproportionately affected by uncertainty as effects spread through the economy.
As a small business assisting other small businesses exporting we are often asked our position on the EU referendum. This is a staggeringly broad subject – and we confine our view purely to the process of export order fulfilment.