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Canada, UK strike transitional post-Brexit trade deal
Negotiations for a permanent, more ambitious agreement planned for next year.
Japan aims to expand CPTPP trade pact as UK, China eye membership
Japan aims to expand a major regional free trade pact called the CPTPP, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, potentially catering for China’s and Britain’s interest in joining the deal.
UK, Canada on brink of trade agreement, replacing EU deal
Announcement could come as early as Thursday: people familiar. Two countries negotiating to protect $23 billion relationship.
Namibia ratifies new Economic Partnership Agreement
Namibia ratified the SACU-Mozambique and United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement (SACUM - UK EPA) in the National Assembly on 20 October 2020.
It’s not just chlorinated chickens: there’s still nothing appetising about a UK-US trade deal
How America’s low-welfare standards could wreck the UK’s farming and food industry.
Canada’s Justin Trudeau says trade deal with UK may not be done
Canadian PM suggests London lacks ‘bandwidth’ to get agreement finalised by end of year.
New UK-Japan trade agreement could be disaster for data protection
One prominent digital-privacy group is warning that a new trade deal between the United Kingdom and Japan could result in an “existential threat” to British data privacy.
A toxic UK-US deal is just as likely under President Biden
It’s down to the public to make sure big business doesn’t get its way – we can’t rely on Boris Johnson or Biden to stop it
Brexit: UK stokes tensions with EU and US in doubling down on contentious bill
The British government has vowed to reinstate parts of its Internal Market Bill, despite heavy defeats in the House of Lords, which would jeopardise trade deals with the EU and the US.
Campaign groups respond to announcement that a UK-Kenya deal has been finalised
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.
UK-Kenya deal creates ‘huge risks to regional trade’
The UK’s trade deal with Kenya to avoid tariffs on food imports including cocoa, coffee and bananas, could risk undermining established regional trade relationships in East Africa, trade campaigners have warned.
EU, UK so far fail to bridge gaps to secure trade deal
The European Union and Britain have so far failed to reach agreement on three most persistent sticking points in talks.
Japan’s cabinet approves new economic pact with UK
The Japanese government has finalized a bill on Wednesday for a new economic partnership agreement with the United Kingdom. The government aims to seek swift Diet approval so that the deal will take effect on January 1, 2021.
Kenya, UK agree terms of post-Brexit trade pact
Kenya, UK have concluded an economic partnership agreement under the stalled EU-EAC EPA’s text which Kenya ratified in October 2016.
Searching for value in the Japan–UK trade agreement
The UK has taken the first step in its post-Brexit FTA agenda by signing the Japan–UK CEPA on 23 October. Although the UK government called the deal a ‘historic free trade agreement’, its main value appears to be political — especially for UK domestic politics.
Trump or Biden, trade deals still threaten Britain’s NHS
Whether a UK deal with an ’America First’ president, or Biden’s more traditional global trade stance, battles ahead are likely if Britain is to protect its NHS and avoid higher drug prices.
UK and US confident trade talks are ’on track’ - UK trade ministry
Britain and the United states are confident that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement, the British trade ministry said.
Colombia approves trade agreement with the United Kingdom
The Colombian House of Representatives approved the Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United Kingdom, which was signed in May 2019 before the UK left the European Union.
Labour urges UK trade secretary to end delays over Kenya and Ghana deals
Liz Truss urged to sign off deals quickly to spare African states high tariffs once Brexit transition period ends.
Why are British people protesting US farm imports?
Cow costumes, tractor caravans, and Great British Bake Off support: UK farmers and their allies are registering opposition to a new agriculture bill.