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Fears UK-India trade deal could undermine sweatshops fight
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.
Why India is trying to seal a free trade agreement with UK
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.
India, UK kick off FTA talks, will avoid ‘sensitive issues’
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 aim to finalize FTA agreement by year-end
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 attacks? Why EU’s latest sustainability plans risk alienating Indonesia amid free trade talks
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 and Britain sign investment partnership as trade deal with GCC nears
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.
UK trade minister to launch FTA talks in Delhi on Wednesday
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.
UK, Japan eye economic integration through digital trade
A groundbreaking UK-Japan digital free trade agreement sets the foundations for a closer merging of their economies over the coming decade.
Britain and GCC agree to ’work rapidly’ towards free trade deal
Britain and the Gulf states have agreed to an “ambitious strategic partnership” after issuing a detailed joint communique.
IP, tariffs, data protection to dominate UK-India FTA negotiations
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 drops bid to reduce role of EU judges in Northern Ireland Protocol
Britain has caved in to Brussels over the legal role of European judges in Northern Ireland, amid ongoing talks over the country’s future.
Australia-UK FTA text (Dec 2021)
Australia free trade deal with UK denounced by unions as ‘anti-worker’
The agreement makes it easier for citizens to work in each country and removes the need for labour market testing.
Australia deal is a disaster for UK climate policy
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
What might be the impact of the Australia trade deal on British food and farming
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.
Australian beef linked to deforestation could end up part of post-Brexit trade deal
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
33 groups call for tougher stance on vaccine apartheid in trade negotiations
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 agrees digital trade deal with Singapore
Britain said it had agreed a digital trade deal with Singapore, the first digitally-focussed trade pact signed by a European nation.
UK seeks to trade with US states with broader deal on hold
By building relations at state level, the UK will help ease the approval process for any eventual federal-level free trade agreement.
The geopolitics of China’s CPTPP move
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.