Global Trade and Supply Chain Impacts Post Brexit and Covid-19

Posted by: Yvonne Luker - Global Chamber on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

For this globinar we featured the Chief Economist at Equals, Jeremy Thomson Cook who discussed the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on global trade and supply chain for companies doing business in and out of the UK and EU.

Special thanks to Katie Keith of Equals for arranging this opportunity! Watch the discussion HERE on youtube and contact us for more information.

Our expert speakers for this discussion were:

  • Jeremy Thomson-Cook - Chief Economist at Equals
  • Ryan Sachs - Business Development at V. Alexander & Co.
  • Caitlin H. Balderrama - Air & Ocean Branch Manager at Mainfreight Americas

Chief Economist Jeremy Thomson-Cook discussed about the possibility of one of the biggest economic bounce-backs in history in the coming months, considering the sharp decline and strong potential growth. Possible? Yes, but unlikely.

Jeremy shared that a 'V-shaped recovery' is a fantasy, except for some specific market segments. He also talked about the weak dollar and how that will be impacting exporters.

Brexit is set to move forward at the end of the year, and for that to happen successfully, many of the details will need to be worked out between the UK and the EU in the September and October time period. Stay tuned to Global Chamber for more.

Our supply chain and logistics experts discussed changes that are happening not just around the EU but also worldwide, and added other factors including the US-China trade war.

Listen to the conversation and reach out to any of the speakers or Global Chamber for more.

Speaker Bios

Jeremy Thomson-Cook - Chief Economist at Equals. Jeremy is the Chief Economist at Equals Group. He has been involved within the financial services industry since 2002 and specialises in helping individual and business clients to understand their currency risk, enabling them to maximise their international payments. With his experience and knowledge on current markets and strategies, Jeremy regularly features on national television and in media around the world.

Ryan Sachs - Business Development at V. Alexander & Co. Ryan is in Business Development with V. Alexander & Co. where he specializes in helping businesses of all sizes with their global logistics and supply chain needs. He has been with V. Alexander since 2015 where he originally started in global export operations. Prior to V. Alexander,  Ryan worked in financial services supporting clients globally and began his enjoyment for international business. Ryan currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and daughter.

Founded in 1946, V. Alexander is a provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions worldwide. We are proud to be one of the largest, independent providers in the industry. We work with customers who value the ability to have the best transactional visibility seen in the market today, while taking steps to keep both your import and export business compliant with U.S. Customs. We believe that a successful cargo dynamics company is built on excellence, one transaction at a time.

Caitlin H. Balderrama - Air & Ocean Branch Manager at Mainfreight Americas. Caitlin is Air & Ocean Branch Manager at Mainfreight Americas, managing a multi-faceted team servicing customers in Air, Ocean and Customs Brokerage. She started in Domestic operations and transborder operations, inventory management  of VMI programs for vendors to Fortune 500 partners. Caitlin grew into her International Operations Manager and role as Key Account Manager overseeing million dollar accounts and helped customers realize efficiencies and growth in their Supply Chain. She has assisted customers in building efficient export compliance programs for products requiring specific documentation including Letters of Credit, Original Documents, Phytosanitary and Certificates of Origin. She also has been a writer for customers with a variety of consumable, FDA and machinery products impacted by various Government Regulations and Section 301 Tariffs. She has worked and lived in Russia, Ireland, Argentina, Peru and Belgium for a total of 8 years, speaks four languages. She has extended experience in planning, strategy and technical knowledge of ERP and computer freight, inventory and office programs. Caitlin is also familiar with shipping hazmat, organizing airfreight per TSA rules, domestic freight planning and guiding imports through customs entry process up to door delivery.


Yvonne Luker - Global Chamber




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