Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
The India government has set aggressive timelines for the agreements – formalisation of a CEPA with the UAE by early 2022, a FTA with the UK by next year, and an interim trade deal with Australia by December.
Britain wants comprehensive agreement that breaks down trade barriers
Chinese Taipei is the latest of three countries seeking to join the CPTPP – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia pressured the UK not to include binding clauses on the Paris Agreement.
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 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.
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.
A free trade deal with the UK is taking longer than both sides had hoped.
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.
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.
Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, said International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
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