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China lashes out at UK over trade talks in Taiwan
China has lashed out at the UK for sending trade minister Greg Hands to talks in Taiwan, insisting that “official contacts” with the self-governing island republic must cease.
Britain prioritising India trade deal but can’t give timeline, minister says
Britain is prioritising reaching a free-trade agreement with India, its foreign minister said in his first visit to the country, but declined to give a new deadline after missing one this month.
MSF responds to UK’s disastrous proposal on intellectual property in UK-India Free Trade Agreement
UK IP demands contain provisions that would drastically harm access to affordable, lifesaving generic medicines from India, upon which millions of people around the world rely.
Experts positive on India-UK FTA deal
The India-UK free trade deal, which has missed the Diwali deadline, is likely to get the much-needed impetus with Rishi Sunak taking over as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister as experts see political stability in the UK giving momentum to negotiations.
India-UK free trade talks to gather pace after a brief lull
The briefly interrupted last-mile negotiations for the ambitious India-UK FTA may restart with the Rishi Sunak become PM, but the unprecedented economic crisis gripping the island country could still slow the process and delay a deal beyond 2022, according to officials and trade analysts.
India, UK unlikely to finalise FTA before ’23
India and the UK are unlikely to finalise a trade deal before 2023, largely because of the political turmoil in Britain and differences within the outgoing Liz Truss government on issues such as mobility of professionals and immigration.
UK-India FTA talks don’t have Oct 24 deadline anymore: Kemi Badenoch
The United Kingdom’s talks with India over signing a draft free trade agreement (FTA) do not have a October 24 (Hindu festival of Diwali) deadline anymore, according to UK trade secretary Kemi Badenoch.
Truss faces fresh headache as India-UK free trade deal stuck
Talks between India and the UK have hit a snag over easier access to thousands of skilled workers from the South Asian nation that is likely to push finalizing a free-trade agreement beyond the October deadline.
Gulf Cooperation Council trade negotiations update
The first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Council took place between 22 August and 29 September 2022.
UK firms using legal muscle to facilitate human rights and climate abuses – report
Transform Trade charity says British-based companies are among main bringers of cases based on bilateral investment treaties.
UK may join trans-Pacific free trade pact this year: Japan minister
Members of a trans-Pacific free trade pact could agree in principle to allow Britain to join as a new member this year, using the European country’s case as a model for future aspirants, Japan’s economic minister said.
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).