A UK agreement with India, the negotiations for which begin this week, could worsen conditions in the clothing sweatshops of South Asian neighbors, according to labor rights campaigners and a major industry group.
India and the United Kingdom have launched formal Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, with the aim of concluding an early harvest trade agreement over the next few months.
Bilateral trade between the countries is worth about $50 billion per year. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said both countries had agreed to avoid “sensitive issues” and focus on areas where there is more complementarity.
Britain and India formally launched free trade agreement talks in New Delhi with the aim of wrapping up a deal by the end of the year that could boost annual bilateral trade by billions of pounds.
Palm oil industry experts have warned that the European Union’s (EU) latest proposed regulations on deforestation carry major risk of upsetting Indonesia amidst ongoing free-trade negotiations.
Oman is keen to support the ambitions of British investors looking to inject capital in the country in sectors as varied as clean energy, mining, manufacturing, logistics, tourism and fisheries.
Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan will launch Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations during a visit to New Delhi starting on Wednesday, the UK government has said.
A groundbreaking UK-Japan digital free trade agreement sets the foundations for a closer merging of their economies over the coming decade.
Britain and the Gulf states have agreed to an “ambitious strategic partnership” after issuing a detailed joint communique.
Intellectual Property protection and enforcement, standards, tariffs on several products, and data protection are among the key issues that would dominate the India-UK FTA.
Britain has caved in to Brussels over the legal role of European judges in Northern Ireland, amid ongoing talks over the country’s future.
The agreement makes it easier for citizens to work in each country and removes the need for labour market testing.
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
Approximately 40% of Australia’s total beef supply is produced in intensive feedlot systems where the animals are kept in close confinement and fed largely on grain rather than pasture.
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
33 domestic and international groups have written to NZ Prime Minister, calling for NZ to use its bilateral trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and European Union to push for an end to vaccine apartheid.
Britain said it had agreed a digital trade deal with Singapore, the first digitally-focussed trade pact signed by a European nation.
By building relations at state level, the UK will help ease the approval process for any eventual federal-level free trade agreement.
Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.