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Aussie trade minister flies home without post-Brexit trade deal
Trade ministers were unable to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal, with several issues unresolved.
UK nears New Zealand trade deal in latest post-Brexit accord
The UK is on the verge of sealing a trade deal with New Zealand as it seeks new economic allies after leaving the European Union.
Dan Tehan opens door to British workers to fill pandemic hole
A new free-trade agreement between Canberra and London, due to be finalised within days, will make it easier for people to live and work in both countries.
EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear
Sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing remain, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the EU and the UK.
UK trade deals should prioritise economic growth over environmental protections - leaked govt document
The document says it can be very difficult to trade with some countries that do not necessarily support saving the environment but the government says ministers are not considering the advice.
FTA talks with UAE, Australia going full steam ahead: Goyal
Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UAE and Australia are "going full steam ahead" and officials of both the sides are working on the deadlines to conclude the talks, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.
Britain sees Tran-Pacific trade deal next year, no date yet for US accord
Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
India set to ink key trade deals by next year
The India government has set aggressive timelines for the agreements – formalisation of a CEPA with the UAE by early 2022, a FTA with the UK by next year, and an interim trade deal with Australia by December.
UK, Gulf nations negotiate free trade deal
Britain wants comprehensive agreement that breaks down trade barriers
Countries race to join CPTPP
Chinese Taipei is the latest of three countries seeking to join the CPTPP – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership.
UK wants trade and security pact with India: Britain’s new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
Britain wants to strike agreements covering trade and security with India and other democratic countries in the strategic Indo-Pacific region to challenge the influence of authoritarian states, UK’s new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said.
AfCFTA Secretariat signs landmark agreement with UK Government
The African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom Government to formalise shared commitment to the success of the agreement.
Unlocking a new era: India–UK Early Harvest Trade Deal
India and the United Kingdom aim to launch the negotiations on a FTA, with both parties agreeing to an Early Harvest Agreement by March 2022, allowing both to establish selective gains in commodities and services.
The UK has committed to making Africa’s landmark trade agreement successful
James Duddridge, the UK’s minister for Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding with Wamkele Mene, the secretary-general of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) secretariat.
Piyush Goyal, Liz Truss talks to decide next steps for UK-India trade deal
International Trade Secretary Liz truss will speak with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to discuss timelines and next steps to launching negotiations for a UK-India trade deal.
Ministry of Trade justifies agreement that gives EU 80 percent access to Ghanaian market
The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it will not allow Ghana to become a dumping ground for goods from the UK following the Ghana-UK.
UAE targets new Kenya trade deal
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Kenya to consolidate its position as a gateway for global trade and investment.
UK secretly dropped climate promises for trade deal with Australia, leaked emails show
Australia pressured the UK not to include binding clauses on the Paris Agreement.
Cairn accepts $1 billion refund offer, to drop cases against India within days: CEO
Cairn Energy will drop litigations to seize Indian properties in countries ranging from France to the US, within a couple of days of getting a $1 billion refund resulting from the scrapping of a retrospective tax law.
India, UK agree to be ambitious on services deal in FTA negotiations
India and the United Kingdom expressed their commitment to working out a free trade agreement and said the two countries would be ambitious while negotiating on services in the deal.