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    Shiner sets up a EU subsidiary in Rotterdam


    Shiner , the U.K.-based distributor and licensee specializing in skateboards and other action sports equipment, has opened a subsidiary with a 2,300-square-meter logistic facility in Rotterdam, Shiner EU . The company cites a combination of “ambitious expansion plans” on the continent and the impact of Brexit on trading with the ...

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    Mastercard hikes fees on U.K. e-commerce purchases from EU


    In yet another indication of the inflationary effects of Brexit, Mastercard is preparing to at least quadruple the fees it charges to merchants located in the European Union and the rest of the European Economic Area when British cardholders buy their goods online. It warned that the move could ...

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    U.K. signs free trade pacts with the EU and Turkey


    On Christmas Eve, the U.K. and the EU reached an eleventh hour trade agreement, after nine months and some 2,000 hours of painstaking discussions involving about 200 officials. The deal, called the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement , has since been approved by the ambassadors of the EU’s 27 member ...

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    EU, UK extend Brexit trade talks in effort to avoid a “no deal”


    The United Kingdom and the European Union had decided to wait until Sunday, Dec. 13 to find a compromise on a trade agreement that would go into effect on Jan. 1. The European Commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen , said the negotiators will continue to work into this week ...

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    The U.K. reaches trade accord with Vietnam, but a deal with EU is unlikely


    After a dinner in Brussels on Wednesday night, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen , the president of the European Commission, both indicated that the likelihood of “no deal” between the U.K. and the European Union has increased. Von der Leyden said that a final decision ...