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Brexit: UK stokes tensions with EU and US in doubling down on contentious bill
The British government has vowed to reinstate parts of its Internal Market Bill, despite heavy defeats in the House of Lords, which would jeopardise trade deals with the EU and the US.
Zim, UK launch trade deal
The basket is dominated by produce such as peas, avocadoes, oranges, berries, flowers, plums, and tea and all these are expected to register exponential growth on the back of this launched partnership.
Campaign groups respond to announcement that a UK-Kenya deal has been finalised
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.
UK-Kenya deal creates ‘huge risks to regional trade’
The UK’s trade deal with Kenya to avoid tariffs on food imports including cocoa, coffee and bananas, could risk undermining established regional trade relationships in East Africa, trade campaigners have warned.
EU, UK so far fail to bridge gaps to secure trade deal
The European Union and Britain have so far failed to reach agreement on three most persistent sticking points in talks.
Japan’s cabinet approves new economic pact with UK
The Japanese government has finalized a bill on Wednesday for a new economic partnership agreement with the United Kingdom. The government aims to seek swift Diet approval so that the deal will take effect on January 1, 2021.
Kenya, UK agree terms of post-Brexit trade pact
Kenya, UK have concluded an economic partnership agreement under the stalled EU-EAC EPA’s text which Kenya ratified in October 2016.
Searching for value in the Japan–UK trade agreement
The UK has taken the first step in its post-Brexit FTA agenda by signing the Japan–UK CEPA on 23 October. Although the UK government called the deal a ‘historic free trade agreement’, its main value appears to be political — especially for UK domestic politics.
Trump or Biden, trade deals still threaten Britain’s NHS
Whether a UK deal with an ’America First’ president, or Biden’s more traditional global trade stance, battles ahead are likely if Britain is to protect its NHS and avoid higher drug prices.
UK and US confident trade talks are ’on track’ - UK trade ministry
Britain and the United states are confident that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement, the British trade ministry said.
Colombia approves trade agreement with the United Kingdom
The Colombian House of Representatives approved the Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United Kingdom, which was signed in May 2019 before the UK left the European Union.
Labour urges UK trade secretary to end delays over Kenya and Ghana deals
Liz Truss urged to sign off deals quickly to spare African states high tariffs once Brexit transition period ends.
Why are British people protesting US farm imports?
Cow costumes, tractor caravans, and Great British Bake Off support: UK farmers and their allies are registering opposition to a new agriculture bill.
Trudeau seeks trade deal with UK, says negotiations with Canada ’straightforward’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that he wants to conclude a bilateral trade agreement with the post-Brexit United Kingdom and believes the process doing so should be straightforward
NHS should be on the table in UK-US trade talks, says senior US Senator
American pharmaceutical companies should get access to the NHS in a UK-US trade deal, according to the chair of the Senate committee that approves trade agreements.
UK-Japan trade deal will provide political cover - but only a limited trade boost
UK-Japan trade deal contains very limited improvements relative to the trade deal the UK enjoyed with Japan through its EU membership - the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which entered into force in February 2019.
Ag starts to come into focus in next round of UK trade talks
Sensitive topics including agriculture are likely to start to come into greater focus in the next round of free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia.
Bad times for ECOWAS
Côte d’Ivoire has hastily signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the UK, which is modelled on the interim EPA the country signed with the European Union.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.
Japan, UK to sign first post-Brexit bilateral trade deal
Praising the agreement as a "historic moment," both countries are eager to strengthen their economic ties. Tokyo is also hoping the UK will play a stronger role in Indo-Pacific security to contain Chinese expansion.