(LONDON/NETHERLANDS) NCA & EUROPOL REPORT: Signing a new working agreement to co-operate between all U.K. law enforcement agencies & E.U – member-states #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: Since the beginning of the year, operational cooperation between UK law enforcement agencies and EU Member States via EUROPOL has continued effectively and without interruption…..

#AceDailyNews reports on the NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens and EUROPOL Executive Director Catherine De Bolle having signed a working arrangement between the NCA and Europol which will sit under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement…..

The Working and Administrative Arrangement, which complements and implements the TCA by providing further clarity on how cooperation should be undertaken at operational level, will ensure this continues.

Shared capabilities protected under the TCA, and now also the new arrangement, include the presence of UK/NCA liaison officers based in Europol headquarters, access to EUROPOL’s secure messaging system, the ability to attend and organise operational and other meetings at EUROPOL, the ability to contribute to EUROPOL analysis projects in order to benefit from the agency’s coordination and analytical functions, and the fast and effective exchange of data…..

In the last nine months, the continued working relationship between the NCA and our EU partners via Europol has resulted in:

  • The takedown of both the Emotet malware and the DoubleVPN cybercrime service;
  • The arrest of a man wanted by Belgium authorities in connection with the smuggling of 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex in October 2019;
  • The capture of six fugitives wanted in Romania, Hungary and Lithuania for offences linked to modern slavery, human trafficking and people smuggling.
  • Attended or initiated more than 150 operational meetings between Jan and May 2021

NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens said: “This arrangement with EUROPOL supports our continued work to tackle the full range of crime threats facing the UK and our European neighbours: We are relentlessly focused on tackling serious and organised criminals, including those who abuse children, who fuel violence through trafficking drugs and firearms, who steal money and information through fraud and cyber crime, and those behind the people smuggling which risks the lives of migrants for profit: The TCA, and our arrangement with EUROPOL, reflects the scale of the NCA’s contribution in protecting the UK from serious and organised crime, and we look forward to continued collaborative working with our EU law enforcement partners.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Keeping the public safe remains the Government’s top priority: This arrangement builds on the security measures we negotiated with the EU in our Trade and Cooperation Agreement last year. It will ensure we can continue effective cooperation with our partners, both to protect the public from serious organised crime and bring criminals to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.03: 2021:

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(DEL RIO, T.x.) CBP REPORT: Reopening of ‘trade and travel’ operations on Monday morning after recent closer on Sept.17: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.28: U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that trade and travel operations will resume at Del Rio Port of Entry for passenger traffic the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 25 and for cargo traffic effective the morning of Monday, Sept. 27.

#AceDailyNews reports that CBP Officers have restored ‘Trade, Travel Operations at Del Rio Port of Entry’ after recent closure

Release Date: September 25, 2021: español

Passenger vehicle and pedestrian operations will resume at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 and commercial cargo operations will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27: CBP had temporarily closed Del Rio Port of Entry on Sept. 17 and rerouted traffic to Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

Following efforts this week by U.S. Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations and DHS partners to expedite processing of the migrant flow to manageable levels and with public safety restored, CBP reopened trade and travel operations at Del Rio Port of Entry.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.28: 2021:

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(LONDON) Parliament Report: Urgent question raised by Ian Duncan-Smith on boycott on ‘Winter Olympics’ and restrictions on China over their ‘Human Rights Abuses’ as MPs on all opposition sides ready to stop trading but at what cost to U.K. economy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: The prominence of China in the global economy has changed markedly over the last 20 years. China’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has been growing by around 10% a year between 1993 and 2013, compared with the global average of 2.8%. The GDP of China has increased from $0.44 trillion to $9.24 trillion in 2013.

#AceFinanceDesk reports from ONS on how important is China to the UK economy, employment and global trading on import & export ..and the figures below are staggering and coming out of a pandemic would stopping trading with one of the U.K.’s second largest economy be the right move …as much as abuse of peoples is so wrong …..

China has become the world’s second largest economy as a proportion of global GDP

Its share of global GDP rose from 1.7% to 12.2% between 1993 and 2013. The US is still the world’s largest economy but its share of the global economy has fallen, along with Europe’s. Over this period of growth, it’s important to consider how key is China as a trading partner to the UK today?

Proportion of world GDP by selected parts of the world, 2004 to 2013

Source: World Bank

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China is the UK’s second largest non-EU import partner, just behind America

The importance of China to the UK economy as a trading partner has increased consistently since 2004, with both imports and exports increasing. China has become the UK’s second largest non-EU import partner behind America, accounting for 7% of UK imports in 2014 compared with 3.3% in 2004. Trade in goods dominates UK trade with China, which has accounted for over 95% of all UK trade imports from China per year since 2004.

Imports from China up £26.3 billion in the past decade

Goods and services exports and imports with China, 2004 to 2014

Source: UK Economic Accounts ONS

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Imports of goods and services from China have grown from £11.3 billion in 2004 to £37.7 billion in 2014. Exports have grown at a slower rate, from £4.0 billion to £18.2 billion, but still accounted for 3.6% of UK exports. Due to imports growing at faster rate than exports, the UK’s trade deficit with China has also grown. Our trade deficit stood at £19.5 billion in 2014, the second highest behind Germany.

China is now the UK’s 6th biggest destination for UK goods exports

Percentage of UK total goods exports by selected country, 2004 to 2014

Source: The Pink Book, Chapter 9, Part 3: Geographical Breakdown, ONS Download the data

China’s economy has had a notable impact on UK exports and imports over the past 20 years. Our trade is typically heavily dominated by the US and a range of European countries, where the UK has always had strong political and geographical links. However, in the past 20 years China has to become our 6th biggest destination for UK goods exports.

2.8% of UK business abroad operated in China

In 2012, there were 654 UK owned businesses operating in China. These UK owned businesses employed 148,822 people and had a turnover of £13.4 billion. Of this, £6.0 billion came from manufacturing and £6.7 billion from services, of which £3.9 billion was financial and insurance activities. These businesses account for 2.8% of UK owned enterprises abroad, 1.1% of the turnover, and 3.0% of the employment.

UK citizens invested £6 billion in China in 2013

UK citizens invested £6.0 billion in China in 2013, up from £1.9 billion in 2004. In comparison, Chinese citizens invested significantly less in the UK, £950 million in 2014, up from £119 million in 2004. However, China only account for a small amount on inward (0.1%) and outward (0.6%) investment, compared with Europe and the US. The US and Europe account for 74.4% of the UK’s outward investment and 83.1% of the UK’s inward investment.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.21: 2021:

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(JAKARTA, Indonesia.) JUST IN: The UAE is to develop several major infrastructure projects including a multimillion-dollar tourism resort in its westernmost Aceh province, the only area that imposes Shariah top Emirati & Indonesian ministers have confirmed according to Arab News sources #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – May.07: A series of business agreements were signed by the two nations during a Jakarta visit of UAE Energy and Infrastructure Minister Suhail Al-Mazroui on Friday. The agreements are a part of a $22.9 billion deal signed during Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s Abu Dhabi visit in January last year. The investment deal, also covering energy, infrastructure and mining, is seen as the biggest in Indonesia’s history :

‘Aceh, a semi-autonomous province on the northwest tip of Sumatra Island, is the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia that imposes Shariah’

UAE to develop $500 million tourism resort in Indonesia’s Aceh: ‘The tourism resort development project, which according to Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan is valued at between $300 million and $500 million, is expected to start in Aceh Singkil district in May

March 06, 2021 20:38:

“I think within two months’ time, we can see the progress of this project in the Singkil area,” Pandjaitan said during a joint conference with Al-Mazroui.

While authorities have not revealed more details, in response to a question by Arab News, Al-Mazroui said that some islands off the main coast of Aceh have been identified for the resort.

“Hopefully the team will finalize (it) and then we will be moving to the next stage of having some definitive agreements,” he said.

The project agreement was signed by Aceh Governor Nova Iriansyah and Amine Abide, executive director of Murban Energy, a UAE company whose investment portfolio includes the development of luxury resorts in the Maldives and Seychelles.

According to a statement by the Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE, Husin Bagis, one of the considerations for developing the project in Aceh is that it is only five hours away from the UAE by plane. He said that Abide had visited nine islands in the Aceh Singkil district that were shortlisted for the project.

Among the agreements inked in Jakarta, which Al-Mazroui said are follow-ups to those signed in Abu Dhabi last year, is a $1.2 billion deal between UAE’s logistics company Dubai Port (DP) World and Indonesia’s Maspion group to develop a port and an industrial zone in Gresik, East Java.

Other deals signed on Friday, Panjaitan said, included an agreement between Indonesia’s state-owned weapons manufacturer Pindad and UAE’s small-arms manufacturer Caracal to develop assault rifles, drones and defense system technologies.

LuLu Group International is also expected to enter the Southeast Asian country, as its president director also signed a property lease agreement on Friday to open a hypermarket on the outskirts of Jakarta.

Minister Al-Mazroui hinted that other deals may also follow in the wake of the newly forged economic ties between the UAE and Indonesia. 

“Some new deals have been considered, which was not discussed before, and this is the nature of the relationship,” he said.

Al-Mazroui is the first high-level government official from the UAE to visit Indonesia since the signing of a bilateral safe travel corridor agreement in July last year.

He and members of his delegation are in Indonesia to attend a series of events during Indonesia-Emirati Amazing Week, held in Jakarta, Solo, Bandung and Surabaya on March 1-8.

Arab News:

#AceFinanceDesk report ……..Published: Mar.07: 2021:

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CHINA: ‘ GUANDONG TOP TARGET FOR ILLICIT DRUG TRADE AS POLICE CRACK-DOWN ‘

#AceNewsServices – Nov.20 – Guangdong’s booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown SCMP reported.  

 ' GUANDONG TOP TARGET FOR ILLICIT DRUG TRADE AS POLICE CRACK-DOWN '

‘ GUANDONG TOP TARGET FOR ILLICIT DRUG TRADE AS POLICE CRACK-DOWN

Guangdong and Shandong provinces each have 10 cities among the 108 covered by the crackdown from the Ministry of Public Security, thePeople’s Daily online news portal reported yesterday, citing assistant minister Liu Yuejing.

The southern province is the mainland’s biggest market for illicit drugs and has developed a clan-based industry for the manufacture of synthetic narcotics, especially Ice, or methamphetamine, some experts say.

It also has the biggest population of addicts, with about 457,000 people on a register of suspected users, according to the provincial public security department.

The total has been growing by about 40,000 people a year since 2009, the China News Service reported.

Li Xiaodong , executive member of the board of the China Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, said one of the big issues was migrants from other parts of the country.

“Guangdong has the biggest migrant population in China. More than 60 per cent of drug users in Guangdong were from other provinces, according to our study in 2012,” Li said. “There are many cases of Hong Kong people making the trip to Guangdong to use drugs.”

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‘ BARACK OBAMA SECRETLY NEGOTIATING TPP AGREEMENT FOR ONE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM ‘

#AceNewsServices – Nov.14 – Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring it. 

If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen. 

The name of this treaty is “the Trans-Pacific Partnership“, and the text of the treaty is so closely guarded that not even members of Congress know what is in it.  Right now, there are 12 countries that are part of the negotiations: the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia,Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. 

These nations have a combined population of 792 million people and account for an astounding 40 percent of the global economy. 

And it is hoped that the EU, China and India will eventually join as well.  This is potentially the most dangerous economic treaty of our lifetimes, and yet there is very little political debate about it in this country.

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RUSSIA/CHINA: ' Central Bank of Russia and Peoples Bank of China Agree Draft Currency Trade Swap Agreement Releasing US Dollar Dependency In Trade '

#AceWorldNews – RUSSIA/CHINA – August 10 – The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed on a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments.

​As China’s exporters were hit by the global recession in 2008, the People’s Bank of China began stepping up her intervention programme to prevent appreciation of the Yuan. By April 2011 Chinese state controlled banks had accumulated over one trillion in US treasuries and over 1.5 trillion in other dollar assets. China has indicated she plans to further rebalance her economy towards domestic consumption, and intends to stop buying dollar assets by 2016. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The draft document between the Central Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China on national currency swaps has been agreed by the parties,” and is at the stage of formal approval procedures, ITAR-TASS quotes the Russian regulator’s office on Thursday.

The Russian Central Bank is not giving precise details on the size of the currency swaps, nor when it will be launched. It says this will depend on demand.

According to the bank, the agreement will serve as an additional instrument for ensuring international financial stability.

Also, it will offer the possibility to obtain liquidity in critical situations.


​“The agreement will stimulate further development of direct trade in yuan and rubles on the domestic foreign exchange markets of Russia and China,” the Russian regulator said.

Currently, over 75 percent of payments in Russia-China trade settlements are made in US dollars, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

The Beginning and the End of the Next Global Currency

A while ago l predicted the currency changes in the market to a number of my colleagues who then could not see the“Sign of the Times” but l was looking at a number of indicators. These were that the Chinese believe in keeping to customs and are steeped very much in the past ,so much so that they would keep their“Sovereign Currency” the Yuan in tact.

Their decision on many occasions has been to not devalue, as so many other countries have advised.

They have stuck to their guns and the time is coming when this “Third World Currency” will become one that everyone will want to trade!

So to today’ s article in the AFP it deals with changes and how the deals with both London and Singapore will challenge the once “Almighty Dollar“ and how with new free-trade zones opening up ,it could well one day become the “People’s Currency” then where will this leave these oil rich nations.

The demise of the “Petro-Dollar ” could we finally see the end of OPEC and their stranglehold on the per barrel price.

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” Putin Agrees to Meet `Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’ in Japan this Autumn to Remove Block on Bilateral Relations”

#AceWorldNews says Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to visit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this autumn, signifying a warming of relations following an ongoing island dispute that neither wishes to stand in the way of trade.

“We have seen a good environment created that could help resolve the most difficult problem in bilateral relations,” Putin said before talks began.

Abe told a news conference in Sochi: “Japan and Russia want to solve complex problems and sign a peace treaty as soon as possible.”

The leaders will first meet again at the 40th G8 Summit, also to be held in Sochi in June.

Putin’s press secretary, Dmirty Peskov, confirmed to ITAR-TASS that the visit to Japan is scheduled for October.

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