Tuesday 6 June 2017 › Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London, UK
The global trading environment continues to evolve. The dominance of some traditional exporters has been challenged by the emergence of other suppliers, including in the Black Sea region and South America.
Regional trade agreements could contribute to shifting trade flows. The shape of the EU is changing following the Brexit vote and will require a raft of new trade-related negotiations, both within Europe and with third country markets.
There are many other factors that influence trading patterns, such as freight rates, currency movements and local supply and demand conditions, and these will continue to be important moving forward.