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UK rejects EU proposals to resolve N.Irish trade dispute
The EU will launch legal action and possibly impose countermeasures if London takes unilateral action.
India-UK FTA on fast track as third round of talks covers most policy areas
The free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between India and the UK have resulted in the draft treaty text advancing across the majority of chapters at the end of the third round of talks.
Key human rights tests for UK free trade agreements
Without adequate rules and the right business incentives to protect workers and communities, trade deals can contribute to a ‘race to the bottom’.
Meat from cows kept in cruel conditions to be imported from Australia under UK trade deal
Cattle transported for up to 48 hours without eating and drinking included in post-Brexit deal hailed by Boris Johnson.
India-UK conclude third round of FTA talks
India and the UK concluded the third round of talks for the proposed free trade agreement in New Delhi covering ground on key areas. The two sides hope to sign the interim deal by October.
Ukraine, UK sign preferential trade deal; abolish import duty, tariff quota
Ukraine and the UK have legally enshrined the abolition of import duties and tariff quotas in bilateral trade by signing an agreement.
Serving of notice of dispute
Amendments to the mining law in Slovenia which prohibit the use of any hydraulic stimulation in mining exploitation constitute further breaches of the protections established by the BIT and the ECT.
UK starts new post-Brexit trade talks with Switzerland
The UK wants tariff-free trade - now less than half the £35 billion in bilateral trade with Switzerland - to cover its ‘superpower’ services sector.
US, UK trade officials to meet for 3rd round of talks in Boston
US and British trade officials will meet again in Boston in June to continue their dialogue on strengthening trade ties.
UK trade deal with Israel sends a clear message: Apartheid is rewarded
Without conditionality on human rights or a mechanism for accountability, how can an enhanced trading relationship be understood by Israel as anything other than support for its violations and war crimes?
NI protocol the main barrier to trade deal, says US official
The impasse over the status of the Northern Ireland protocol is one of the main obstacles to a US-UK trade deal, Washington’s trade representative Katherine Tai said.
Britain’s hopes of post-Brexit US trade deal ‘depend on workers’ rights’
Unions from both sides of the Atlantic accuse Boris Johnson’s government of failing to grasp importance of labour rights.
UK and Israel to begin ‘formal negotiations’ later this year over trade agreement
Israeli Trade minister Rani Jayawardena "thrilled" by exciting "digital, data, technology, services and innovation" plans between the counties.
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
Johnson says FTA hopefully by yr-end; to hold talks with PM Modi today
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his country hoped to complete a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by the year-end.
UK ministers expect first trade deals with individual US states to be secured ‘within weeks’
The planned agreements will not be legally binding or cut tariffs, UK trade minister said.
UK will not offer Indians more visas in post-Brexit trade talks
The government will not allow more Indians to come to the UK through new visa routes in any UK-India free trade deal.
EU wakes up, moves on FTA with India
India’s successful free-trade agreements with the UAE and Australia have encouraged the country and the EU to plan three rounds of talks, all within this year to conceptualise a basic frameworks under which the partners will negotiate a comprehensive deal to raise bilateral trade.
UK farmers must compete with ‘cruel and unsustainable’ farming practices due to Australia trade deal
Post-Brexit agreement contains ‘no safeguards’ for environmental protections or animal welfare, campaigners warn.
UK backs Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative
UK launches programme of up to £35m to support negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).