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Brexit: EU drafts trade deal ahead of talks with UK
The British negotiating team will take a red pen to large sections of this EU draft treaty.
EU-UK FTA: EU draft text (12 Mar 2020)
China-EU summit to be postponed due to coronavirus - sources
A summit planned for the end of March in Beijing between China and the European Union is set to be postponed due to the coronavirus.
Brexit talks cancelled: UK-EU Trade talks scrapped as coronavirus outbreak erupts
Trade talks with the European Union have been called off amid a global health scare over the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus set to derail Brexit talks, UK minister admits
The spread of the coronavirus epidemic is set to derail post-Brexit trade talks between London and the EU, UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove admitted.
EU: mini US deal will only tackle regulatory barriers
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
Brexit UK risks copying EU’s Sahara flaws
The UK Government is in the final stages of entering into a new trade agreement with Morocco including the territory of Western Sahara, without consideration of recent EU and British court rulings, or of the people of the occupied land.
Britain to table draft UK-EU trade pact, seeking to pressure Brussels
The UK will table its own free trade pact with the EU in a bid to up the ante on Brussels at next week’s second round of negotiations on post-Brexit relations.
US-EU trade talks: Under the spectre of coronavirus pandemic
Attempts by EU and US officials to come to an interim ‘mini’ agreement on modest issues by March 18th have been met with scepticism among European lawmakers.
EU-UK Brexit talks: Differences clear after first week
The two sides sound quite positive and appear to agree on some technicalities in areas like transport and energy. But there are some big disagreements about some big things.
EU punishes Cambodia over human rights abuses
The EU launched the process to strip Cambodia of its preferential trade terms following the dissolvement of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Cambodian government.
Virus outbreak slows up China-EU trade talks
Even before the novel coronavirus emerged to threaten this year’s schedule, EU officials had lamented a lack of progress, no doubt in part as a negotiating tactic to try to pressure their Chinese counterparts.
Poland keen on FTA with Sri Lanka
Poland is keen to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka, but it has to be initiated by the European Union office in Colombo.
Algeria mulls future of agreement with EU
The Algeria-European trade deal opened the Algerian market to EU imports but hurt local farming and manufacturing sectors, Algerian government leaders said.
Brexit: UK negotiating objectives for trade with EU, in a nutshell
UK vision for next phase of Brexit abandons commitments made in October alongside withdrawal agreement.
Post-Brexit trade talks start next week: Here’s what you need to know
The EU and the U.K. are starting their first post-Brexit trade talks on Monday, in what European ministers are expecting to be “complicated” negotiations.
There’s nothing “mini” about the US plan to unravel Europe’s precautionary principle
US trade negotiators, Agriculture Secretary, and American farm interests have all been crystal clear: the precautionary principle must go, and now is the time to finally axe it.
Embracing technology to feed a growing world
It is time for America and Europe to embrace innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, says US Secretary of Agriculture.
EU-UK relations: Council gives go-ahead for talks to start and adopts negotiating directives
The Council today adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.