International Trade

Efficient international logistics are vital to keep Britain trading and with Brexit approaching the FTA are working to influence policy makers here and in Europe to ensure customs procedures are as frictionless as possible.  But the FTA’s influence is global, its voice is heard in international policy and regulatory bodies, including bodies such as the World Bank, OECD, International Civil Aviation Authority, and the World Customs Organization. 

Helping new cross-border trade

As the UK reaches out for new international trade deals FTA is committed to safeguarding members' interests across all logistics modes, providing on the ground influence, but also equipping members with a flow of timely, and commercially useful information.  Whether it’s chairing the UK Air Freight Working Group, or its role within the FTA administered Global Shippers' Forum, FTA lobbies on behalf of the UK logistics industry and uses this privileged access to shine a light on everything from regulatory constraints to health and safety.    

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We have identified an ABC of the key Brexit issues for UK logistics and have set up events, news feeds, web resources and campaigning actions to support businesses in these uncertain times. 


FTA and the environment

Like many human activities the transportation of goods from A to B by rail, water, road or air all of it has an impact on the environment. Some modes more damaging than others, but the FTA works with all to reduce their effect. 


Global Shippers Forum

FTA provides the secretariat for the Global Shippers' Forum, which represents the interests of shippers across the world. 


International Memberships

Brexit Essential Information Service

All you need to know about the most relevant Brexit developments in the form of email digests. The service is free to FTA members.


Brexit Expert Subscription Service

More detailed advice, tips and best practice information, briefing notes, checklists, compliance guides and webinars, tailored to your type of operation.


European Information Service

The European Information Service is valuable for businesses that operate on the European continent.


International Trade Campaigns

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