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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.
Government bars unions from ‘seat at the table’ in trade talks
UK Prime Minister and the trade department are blocking trade unions from sensitive trade talks despite unions’ offers to sign confidentiality agreements, according to leading labour representatives.
Timeline shifts for UK-NZ free trade deal
A free trade deal with the UK is taking longer than both sides had hoped.
First meeting for UK’s CPTPP inclusion to be held in a month, Japan minister says
Member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to hold within a month a first meeting with Britain to discuss its inclusion in the trade deal.
UK-New Zealand trade pact ‘expected in days’ affecting meat, wine and jobs
The UK is on the brink of signing a trade agreement with New Zealand which is expected to mirror Britain’s controversial deal with Australia over agricultural imports.
UK aims to conclude Pacific trade group talks next year - FT
Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, said International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
China Is the biggest winner from Africa’s new free trade bloc
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen.
Turkey, UK to start talks on more comprehensive free trade deal
London and Ankara will start negotiations on a more comprehensive trade pact next year, a British minister said.
Why a hasty trade deal may not be good for us – or for the environment
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?
UK releases NZ free trade negotiation details as agreement nears
A free trade deal with the United Kingdom is getting closer, with both sides set to sign an agreement in principal by the end of the month.