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The future relationship between the UK and the EU
This statement sets out the Government’s proposed approach to the negotiations with the EU about our future relationship.
Post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal based on CETA would be bad news
The EU-UK trade talks begin with the UK objective to use the corporate-friendly EU-Canada agreement CETA as a template. This is not a good start for democracy nor the public interest.
EU food exports to Japan soar after enforcement of free trade pact
Food exports from the European Union to Japan increased sharply in the period immediately following the entry into force of their free trade agreement.
Brexit battle returns with UK and EU sparring over trade
The UK and the European Union begin their battle over a future trade deal, setting up 11 months of negotiations that risk ending in economically damaging failure at the end of the year.
Singapore’s free trade deal with EU will apply to Britain during Brexit transition period: MTI
A free trade deal between Singapore and the European Union will continue to apply to Britain during its 11-month Brexit transition period starting on Saturday, the Ministry of Trade and Industry..
PH stays open to free trade deals with US, EU
The Philippines remains open to move forward discussions on possible separate free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States and the European Union after talks have recently slowed down.
Auto and beef exports from Japan to EU higher after first year of EPA
Automobile and wagyu beef exports to the European Union are increasing thanks to tariff cuts under an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU.
UK sets out plan to reclaim sovereignty over fishing waters post-Brexit
The British government introduced legislation to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
Cambodia and EBA deal: Challenges and responses
Cambodia has been actively looking for alternative markets in China, South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in recent months.
EU’s Barnier eyes loose association deal as basis for new British ties
Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 EU states that a loose so-called association agreement like the one the bloc has with Ukraine should serve as the basis for a new relationship with Britain.
CETA: Rights for Canadian multinationals
CETA strengthens the legal position of North American companies in the EU and exposes European governments and taxpayers to potential claims.
EU ban on US chicken and ’hormone-treated beef’ should be revisited - US Agriculture Secretary
Concerns that a previous EU-US trade deal was anti-democratic and would lower food safety, labour and environmental standards resulted in in mass protests in Germany, Austria and France in 2015.
A warning to Johnson from those who have faced the EU before
Brussels may deploy hard-line tactics in next round of talks. Officials who have been in previous trade talks voice caution.
EU not keen on FTA talks with PH
The European Union (EU) has prioritized the EU-GSP (Generalized System of Preference) Plus as the platform that will govern its cooperation and trade relationship with the Duterte administration.
Obstacles remain to a free trade deal with the EU
Bold talk of an FTA between New Zealand and the European Union by the end of 2019 proved misplaced - and wrapping up talks in 2020 may also be a stretch unless major hurdles are overcome.
Letter of 17 EU ministers on data flows
A group of 17 EU countries sent a letter to the European Commission, asking for more emphasis on data in future trade deals.
Is Canada on losing end of CETA free trade agreement with EU?
In Canada, farmers criticise the non-tariff barriers imposed by the EU and say the win-win deal that was promised is taking too long to materialise.
The EU’s toothless trade policy
The EU Commission fails to enforce trade agreements’ social and environmental norms. Just look at the case of South Korea.
UK will set out EU trade objectives next month: Brexit secretary
Britain will set out more details about its objectives for a free trade deal with the European Union next month after the country leaves the bloc on Jan. 31.