Brexit is five months old and if Brexit was a child, it would be settled into a routine of sleeping and feeding, enjoying the odd game of “peek-a-boo” — delighting at the element of surprise and sharing the giggles with all around. Sadly, the reality of Brexit is nothing like that and although it might appear to be sleeping, there is still a lot going.

Over the coming nine months, there are some important dates and milestones to note. July 21st 2021 was to be one of those, but the deadline has been extended to the 1st January 2022. …


Following the fallout to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent US trade wars, Brexit, a change at the helm of the World Trade Organization, significant new trade agreements like RCEP and the TCA; the incredible volume of supply-chain changes in international trade shows no sign of slowing down. So how to companies, working in a social-distant world react to these supply chain changes? How does each business overcome these challenges and how will each sector respond?

When faced with such adversity, the Kwayga team have learnt from Tony Robbins who has said that “the quality of our questions determines our success”, so…


In the early days of the new EU-UK trading relationship, unfortunately headlines are more crisis related than opportunity focused, but this is not surprising either considering the teething problems with implementing the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The TCA was concluded in record time for a trade agreement of this scale with the result being a “Hard Brexit”, and as such, many supply-chain impacts will emerge in the years ahead due to the necessary customs obligations, treatment of VAT, regulatory divergence, lack of mutual recognition of (some) qualifications etc. …


It has been 2 weeks since the EU-UK Transition Period has ended, and the UK are now a third-country to the EU. The announcement on Christmas Eve by the EU and the UK that they had concluded a Deal was a good outcome for most businesses, particularly as compared to the implications of a No Deal.

However, this Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was concluded in record time for a trade agreement of this scale, and as such, many supply-chain impacts will emerge in due course e.g. …

Mike McGrath

e-Sourcing & Procurement Professional; reducing costs, risks & time associated with purchasing + Brexit Author & Speaker

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