When Vietnam signalled it would claim the tax due, oil giant ConocoPhillips issued a pre-emptive legal strike using an arbitration process under the UK-Vietnam bilateral investment treaty.
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.
Britain is the United States’ closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement.
India will hold talks with the EU and the UK to forge free trade agreements. New Delhi could also clinch a trade deal with Australia.
Boris Johnson wants to strike Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, and before the end of the year, in a bid to whip up a bandwagon.
Civil society organisations raise human rights concerns as UK seeks to roll over Morocco association agreement without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
Boris Johnson’s plan to diverge from EU rules threatens crucial environmental regulations.
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer pressed UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to publish formal negotiating objectives for the US deal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries.
Trade Minister David Parker is heading for the United Kingdom and Europe, with a UK free trade agreement and the World Trade Organisation on his agenda.
The EU negotiating team is gearing up for talks with the UK about the post-Brexit relationship by holding a series of seminars for diplomats from the 27 member states.
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
US chicken imports offend British sanitary sensibilities. Not just for the safety of people who ingest it, but mainly because the process compensates for less stringent health standards.
The UK won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union’s market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions, warns the president of the European Commission.
Johnson isn’t interested in aligning to EU rules but an agreement on this schedule may require compromises.
Australia turned down the UK’s appeal for freedom of movement between the two countries.
Tokyo wants to abolish tariffs on cars, which account for the largest amount of its exports to the UK.
Boris Johnson is expected to open talks on the country’s post-Brexit trade deal with the new president of the European commission when she visits Downing Street.