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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.
Free Trade Agreement talks with UK could be delayed to January 2022
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive FTA could be delayed to January 2022, with a Cabinet change in the UK and the need for more “pre-negotiation” talks being the main reasons for the talks not taking off in November as expected.
Angola ratifies the ICSID Convention: good news for inbound foreign investment
On 1 September 2021, Angola’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID).
UK trade talks risk ‘lending legitimacy’ to Brazil’s far-right regime, TUC claims
British ministers should not pursue a trade deal with the major economy while Jair Bolsonaro is in charge, trade union boss, Frances O’Grady, said.
British onion sector sold short by New Zealand trade deal, growers warn
British onion growers are concerned that the recently signed UK-New Zealand trade deal will disadvantage the sector and see food producers in general “openly sold out”.
‘Clear risk’ UK joining Pacific trade deal will raise drug prices for NHS
There is evidence of a potential conflict between the CPTPP and the UK’s current system of market authorisation of generic and biosimilar drugs.
India, UK may finalize a full FTA without an early harvest
India may not insist on a two-stage trade deal with the UK—an early harvest arrangement followed by a comprehensive pact if all issues are adequately addressed.
New-gen issues in India’s line of sight as it eyes trade deals
As India goes into firming up trade deals with developed nations like Australia, the UK and the regional bloc, and the EU, it will have to be well prepared to negotiate on new-generation issues, such as data protection regulation, e-commerce, and environment.
India-UK FTA talks should champion digital trade
The UK and India can play a pivotal role in shaping the global data and digital rules, say UK India Business Council directors.
The Asia-Pacific’s free trade disagreements
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements
While competition among FTA styles can drive innovation, it does present a key problem for non-super-sized economies: knowing which one to adhere to. For all the new ideas they offer, the various deals available within the Asia-Pacific are often inconsistent and cannot exist comfortably side by side.
New Zealand-UK FTA: Agreement in principle (Oct 2021)
Old wine in new bottles – why the NZ-UK free trade agreement fails to confront the challenges of a post-COVID world
The price of allowing this FTA to proceed without open public and media debate is just too high. Another TPPA-style agreement will lock us into the failed neoliberal project of the 20th century.
New Zealand apple industry welcomes FTA with UK
In principle agreement to phase out tariffs on apple and pear exports welcomed by growers in New Zealand.
EU mulls terminating Brexit trade deal if UK rift deepens
The European Union could weigh terminating the post-Brexit trade deal if the UK government pulls out of its commitments over Northern Ireland, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jane Kelsey: Such a good free trade greement with the UK, we aren’t allowed to read it
With the release of an Agreement in Principle for a New Zealand United Kingdom free trade agreement we are once again left shadow boxing with a deal whose text we aren’t allowed to see.
Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand
The only winners the mega-corporations who run New Zealand’s meat and dairy farms," said UK shadow trade secretary.