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NZ gunning for dairy access in UK FTA
New Zealand is expected to follow Australia’s lead and ink an in-principle trade deal with the UK next month as it negotiates its post-Brexit economic future.
Animal welfare standards still an issue despite UK FTA
Australia’s ongoing use of animal welfare practices banned in other countries will continue to cause difficulties in trading relationships.
Kenya-UK economic partnership agreement betrays the East African Community
While the Kenya-UK EPA consistently makes reference to the EAC and even purports that its is signed on behalf of Kenya and the EAC, it fails terribly when examined against the above requirements of mutual cooperation.
UK and Israel on brink of signing trade agreement
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with her Israeli counterpart ahead of an expected advanced free trade agreement being signed by Britain and the Jewish state.
UK to face judical review of Morocco trade deal, after high court allows challenge over Western Sahara
A group campaigning for the rights of Western Sahara’s Saharawi people has been granted permission by the High Court in London to bring a judicial review against the UK government’s trade deal with Morocco.
UK begins talks to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty
The UK is beginning negotiations to join a free trade alliance with Asia-Pacific countries, a key part of its attempts to pivot trade away from Europe after Brexit.
Publication of Australia-UK FTA Agreement in Principle and exclusion of ISDS welcome, but still much we don’t know
The agreement in-principle does not give detailed information about the up to 30 chapters which are still being negotiated behind closed doors, and the full text will not be released until after it is signed.
Singapore and UK start negotiation talks on a digital economy
Singapore and the United Kingdom have negotiation talks on a digital economy agreement, UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA).
Industry alarmed at details of Australia/UK trade deal
The farming industry has raised serious concerns over a new trade deal between the UK and Australia, fearing it could harm British farmers’ livelihoods.
Australia and UK finalise free trade deal
Australia Prime Minister has hailed a free trade deal with the United Kingdom as the most comprehensive and ambitious in Australia’s history announced the deal on Tuesday after sealing an in-principle agreement over dinner overnight.
China begins TPP groundwork as UK moves closer to entry
Wednesday’s decision to begin talks on having the U.K. join the Trans-Pacific Partnership has refocused attention on the 11-member trade agreement’s expansion plans, as China puts out unofficial feelers about getting on board.
UK is close to announcing a free trade deal with Norway
The new deal is likely to include digital trade, added access to agricultural markets, and services.
11 TPP members to start talks concerning Britain’s entry
The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership decided Wednesday to start negotiations for Britain’s entry into the regional free trade agreement, a Japanese minister said.
UK, Australia hold further talks in bid to strike trade deal within weeks
Britain and Australia held another round of talks to progress a free trade deal, the British envoy said, as both countries seek to strike an agreement in mid-June.
Ahead of mega trade deal, India and Britain may strike interim agreement
India and the UK are closing in on a free trade pact, in preparation for which they might strike an interim deal, according to media reports.
Farmers’ opposition to UK-Australia trade deal grows
Opposition among UK farmers is growing towards a trade deal close to being concluded with Australia. They say there are no meaningful safeguards in place to stop farmers being undercut by cheap imports.
Final UK FTA talks on corporate rights to sue governments alarm community groups
We call on the Australian Government to exclude ISDS from the Australia-UK FTA as has been done in the Australia-EU FTA and the RCEP.
Alarm at secret court scheme in UK-Australia trade deal
Campaigners concerned by controversial plans for tribunals where firms can seek compensation for effect of government policies.
Farmers to protest against Australia tariff-free trade deal
Fed-up farmers are preparing to stage protests over UK government plans to sign tariff-free trade deals with Australia and other countries, which they fear could lead to a flood of cheap food imports.
British government aims for £5bn Gulf trade deal
UK officials are working on a new trade deal with the six members of the GCC, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.