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FTA talks face ’deadlock’ over Delhi’s data rules
Data localisation and UK companies being allowed to bid for Indian government contracts are among the issues causing a possible deadlock in the final stages of the India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations towards a Diwali draft completion deadline.
UK may have extra momentum for CPTPP bid - Trade Minister Damien O’Connor
The chaotic events in Britain this week have put pressure on the UK to complete its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership soon, but New Zealand is not the blockage.
UK-Morocco trade deal did not get consent of Western Sahara people, court told
A post-Brexit UK-Morocco trade agreement is being challenged in the High Court by campaigners who argue it was concluded without obtaining the consent of people from the disputed Western Sahara territory.
Free trade agreement with India won’t be ’free-for-all deal’, says UK minister
The free trade agreement being negotiated with India won’t be a "free for all deal" but something that is good for both countries and not a particular sector, the UK government cautioned.
London’s 2022 CPTPP accession hopes fade
Many CPTPP members believe that the UK government has under-estimated the scale of the challenge of acceding to the 11-nation bloc. Discussions have also revealed problems with the scale of the UK market access offers.
UK wants closer ties with Indo-Pacific region - foreign minister
Britain is seeking to join the trans-Pacific trade pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which removes 95% of tariffs between its 11 members.
On trade, post-Brexit Britain is less transparent than ever
Australia deal and Energy Charter Treaty show why we must be able to hold government accountable for trade.
India-UK Free Trade Agreement likely to be sealed by Diwali: Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal has said that both the UK and India are working toward the Diwali deadline for the India-UK free trade agreement (FTA).
Farmers ’big winners’ of UK trade deal
Australia’s agricultural sector would be the big winner of a new free trade deal with the UK, the chief negotiator has declared.
No US trade deal on the horizon, admits Truss as she flies in for Biden meeting
UK PM admits talks are not even taking place and plays down hopes from Brexiters that they could start ‘in the short to medium term’.
Kenya rattled as Britain rejects new EAC tariffs
The UK has demanded that Kenya abide by the provisions of the Economic Partnership Agreement and that its exports to Kenya be exempted from the newly raised East African Community tax charges.
British investors could sue Australia over climate action if UK joins trans-Pacific trade pact
It’s a portent of claims Australia may face from British companies invested in Australia’s fossil-fuel industries if the United Kingdom gets its way and joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
‘FTAs with UK, Canada to be sealed in 2022’
India’s free trade pact negotiations with the United Kingdom are ‘within touching distance’ of a deal and a similar deal along with a bilateral investment treaty with Canada is expected to be concluded by December, its top trade official said.
Green hydrogen opportunities for Aust, UK
Under the free trade agreement, the two nations have pledged to work together in developing and accelerating cost-effective low and zero emissions technologies as well as supporting clean and renewable energy sources and infrastructure.
Oil firm Rockhopper wins £210m payout after being banned from drilling
Italian government ordered to compensate UK firm after exploration forbidden within 12 miles of coast.
UK and Ukraine launch talks on digital trade agreement
The UK and Ukraine have agreed to launch talks on a new digital trade agreement as Kyiv prepares to celebrate independence day.
Activists warn about pesticide use on Indian farms as FTA deadline looms
The UK government should ensure any free trade agreement with agriculture giant India does not allow pesticide-tainted food to be exported to the UK, activists have said.
GCC, UK co-launch free trade talks
The first stage of the Gulf Cooperation Council - United Kingdom free trade talks , being held via video link, continues until 25th August.
Boris Johnson’s half-brother to sue Mongolia for $50mn in a mining investment dispute
The half-brother of ousted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will bring a $50mn lawsuit against Mongolia to try to recover an investment into a mining project that went horribly wrong.
India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA
India and the UK will continue to work intensively to meet the Diwali deadline at the end of October for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced during the India visit of outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a U.K. government statement said.