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UK concerns over lower food standards in CPTPP trading bloc
But UK farm leaders have warned that existing group members do not have the same high rules on standards and welfare as those in force in the UK.
What’s next? Kenya-UK Economic Partnership Agreement
The story of Econews Africa’s engagement with Kenyan parliamentarians and their advocacy efforts through media sensitisation and public interest litigation around the Kenya-UK EPA.
UK ‘close’ to trade deal with New Zealand that could lead to cheaper wine and meat
UK and New Zealand will enter the final round of talks this week.
Agriculture Sector Network ASNET welcomes UK-Kenya Free Trade Agreement
Kenya agriculture sector umbrella body, The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, has lauded the recently ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and UK saying it will go a long way in boosting economic development and job creation.
How corporate courts block climate action
Corporate courts are an unjust mechanism that can block climate action. The UK should reject them.
Cameroonian deputies oppose signing the agreement
Some deputies did not approve the signing of the bilateral agreement between Cameroon and the UK.
Vietnam-UK trade deal to officially take effect from May
Vietnam will announce to the UK side its ratification of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) this month, so the deal can officially come into force from May 1.
UK and EU reach agreement on post-Brexit financial services regulation
Three months after Britain exited the EU, London on Friday reached a cooperation agreement on financial services with Brussels but despite this first step rivalries between the two sides remain.
UK-US trade deal is likely years away as Biden shifts focus
The UK and the US are unlikely to be ready to strike a trade deal before 2023, in a blow to British hopes of a quick win from Brexit, according to people familiar with the matter.
Kenya-UK finally give life to trade deal
The EPA was approved for ratification by the Houses of Parliament in Kenya and the UK earlier this month.
Kenya now eyes UK talks on free trade in services
Kenya has set its sights on fresh talks with the United Kingdom on free trade in services such as money transfers after the pact ensuring continuity in tax- and quota-free trade in goods was enforced yesterday.
Ascent Resources starts arbitration process against Slovenia, claims over €100mn damages
The British company pursues its investment treaty claim under the UK-Slovenia bilateral investment treaty and the Energy Charter Treaty.
UK-US trade talks can build on Trump’s plan, envoy says
Trade talks with the US will seek to build on “well-channeled lines” established during negotiations with the Trump administration while seeking to incorporate new priorities favored by President Joe Biden, the UK envoy to Washington said.
Canada to ratify trade agreement with United Kingdom
Canada’s Minister of International Trade says the country agrees to the deal, following Bill C-18 receiving royal assent after passing the Senate.
Thai-UK pact sets stage for agreement negotiations
Thailand and the UK plan to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a Joint Trade Committee on Commerce and Economic Cooperation, paving the way for a future free trade agreement (FTA) after Brexit.
US trade czar Tai to discuss trade deal with UK next week
Newly confirmed US Trade Representative Katherine Tai will speak with her British counterpart, Secretary Liz Truss, next week to further talks on a possible trade agreement.
Kenya must up industrial game to survive trade deal with UK
About 82.6% of goods and services originating from the UK will benefit from preferential access to the Kenyan market. KAM says the country must improve her manufacturing competitiveness ahead of the trade liberalization.
Kenya Flower Council pushes for approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal to guarantee export of flowers to the UK
Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has expressed its support for the immediate approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal signed on December 8 2020.
EU begins legal action against UK over Brexit violation
It follows Britain’s unilateral decision to delay implementing a key part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.
Why Britain is tilting to the Indo-Pacific region
Critics warn of imperial fantasy but the economic and political forces pulling the UK back to the region are real.