The value of trade associations in the chemical supply chain

New and increasingly stringent regulations, combined with disruption from Covid, Brexit and the Ukraine crisis, are causing ongoing issues for the industry. Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), discusses their...

Chemical Business Association – approaching 100 Not Out!

When the ‘British Chemical and Dyestuffs Trading Association’ was founded almost a century ago, little did its founder members know that 99 years later as the Chemical Business Association (CBA), it would be the...

Chemical supply chain managing a perfect storm

Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association, highlights the combination of forces contributing to a perfect storm for the chemical supply chain. Identifying the primary causes of the current supply chain issues is...

FOLLOWING THE RULES

The Rules of Origin have added a new level of complexity to UK/EU trade. Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association reviews their implications for the chemical industry. T he UK’s international trade figures over...

CBA ELECTS NEW CHAIR

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has elected a new Chair – Kate Mingay, Managing Director, Dakram Materials Limited. She was elected by the membership of the Association at its Annual General Meeting on 28...

BEYOND BREXIT

At the end of December, the CBA wrote to DEFRA seeking clarification on key components of the annexe relating to chemicals in the EU trade agreement. The following month, the organisation, which represents the independent...

ORDER BOOKS AND SALES BOUNCE BACK

Order books and sales have bounced back since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) in June 2020 and are now showing a positive survey-to-survey swing of more than...

TRANSPORT INCIDENTS DOWN – CBA ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION REPORT

CBA’s latest report on the safety, health, security and environmental performance of its distributor member companies for 2019 shows a decline in the number of transport incidents, no change in the number of on-site...

BUSINESS ALLIANCE WARNS OF HUGE NO-DEAL BREXIT DAMAGE

The Chemicals Business Association was one of dozens of trade associations and chief executives to sign a letter to the Prime Minister warning of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Representing a collective workforce of...

MAJOR DECLINE IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – EMPLOYMENT TURNS NEGATIVE

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association (CBA) shows a major decline in order books and current sales as well as the industry’s forecast for employment turning negative. Peter Newport, CBA’s...