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Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
India, UK conclude second round of talks for proposed free trade agreement
The third round of negotiations is due to be hosted by India in April, the ministry said.
Ghana visit ’brings investment deal closer’
Jersey and Ghana are seeking to finalise a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which "provides additional protections and fair treatment to investors", said Jersey’s government.
US, UK seek to deepen ties in absence of free-trade deal
US and UK officials are looking at new ways to deepen economic cooperation, even as President Biden’s negotiator suggested that a traditional free-trade agreement may not be the best approach.
Rush for UK trade pacts risks having little benefit, lawmakers warn
UK lawmakers have warned that “there is no guarantee” that the new international trade agreements being negotiated by ministers “will deliver actual economic benefits”, in a new report
NZ-UK free trade deal seen as a down payment
Realpolitik dictates that the deal is also an effective down payment by the UK on its goal to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Partnership Agreement (CPTPP).
AFTINET raises alarm on risk of UK companies suing the Australian Government through the CPTPP
AFTINET has raised the alarm over the possibility that British corporations will gain the right to sue the Australian Government if the UK is granted membership in the CPTPP.
10 days for submissions on UK FTA a total farce
People have only ten days to make submissions on the 1700-page secretly negotiated free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Behind the ‘inclusive’ window dressing, the NZ-UK free trade deal disappoints politically and economically
The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom demonstrates the intransigence of political leaders and their official advisers in the face of concerted demands to rethink the country’s trade policy paradigm.
NZ UK FTA “inclusive trade” agenda does nothing to redress failed free trade model
Professor Kelsey repeated the calls for a comprehensive rethink of this model of free trade agreements to confront the social, environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century.
NZ-UK free trade agreement: “a missed opportunity”
The announcement of the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom was described by Pita Tipene as “a missed opportunity to set a new bar for honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.
FTA with UK: Dairy and meat exporters thrilled, but academic criticises deal
New Zealand’s key export sectors are lauding a new free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom, while it has received stiff criticism from one academic who said it was "hardly an economic bonanza".
UK and Singapore sign new innovative digital trade deal
The UK International Trade Secretary joined her counterpart in Singapore to sign groundbreaking digital trade deal and strengthen trade ties.
UK-New Zealand FTA text (Feb 2022)
Minister to complete final steps of UK trade deal negotiations
Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is setting off for a trade visit to Europe and the Middle East, with hopes to finalise the UK free trade agreement and to progress on a deal with the EU.
Hormone-treated beef from Canada to flood UK food chain under CPTPP deal, British farmers warn
According to the National Farmers Union, the deal would “severely undermine British farmers” and lower the quality of meet sold across the UK.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
UK will be told to lift ban on hormone-treated beef to join key trade bloc, leaked memo suggests
Canada asked some probing questions and stated this will be an important issue for Canada in judging the UK’s compliance with CPTPP.
S. Korea, Britain agree to launch talks on FTA revision
South Korea and Britain have agreed to launch talks this year to upgrade their free trade deal in a move to deepen ties in digital trade and other new issues.