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Japan and UK to begin negotiations on free trade agreement
The countries will build on an existing Japan-European Union deal, with Tokyo looking to scrap auto tariffs while London has said it wants benefits for its financial services and textile industries.
Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks
Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issue.
British PM offers to accept EU tariffs on some goods to win trade deal: Daily Mail
The UK would accept tariffs on a small number of goods in return for the European Union dropping its demand that Britain continue to follow EU rules.
Government ready to open British markets to chlorinated chicken for US trade deal
The move would represent a significant loosening of the current situation where complying with high European welfare and sanitary standards for food are a requirement across a wide range of foods.
UK-Japan trade deal faces hurdles despite good intentions
The UK’s hopes of a swift trade deal with Japan will ultimately rest on a successful resolution to the main talks between London and the European Union on a new trading arrangement.
Future EU-UK cooperation on chemicals: analysing the UK’s proposal
In order to ensure higher environmental standards post-Brexit, our analysis is that the UK should remain within the international gold-standard for chemicals regulation – the REACH Regulation – and aligned to its restrictions and authorisations.
Analysis of the UK’s draft FTA for the EU-UK relationship
The UK’s draft FTA is analysed here in terms of what it would mean for the UK and for trade justice.
Post-Brexit trade talks resume but little sign of breakthrough
Trade negotiators from the UK and the EU embarked on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations, but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough this week.
Trade officials to discuss Australia-UK free trade deal within weeks
Australia is beginning to hold formal talks with the UK over its first post-Brexit free trade agreement.
Trade war: UK government blasted for ’unacceptable’ aspect of US trade negotiations
The UK Department for International Trade has been blasted for its claims that the UK has enough trading clout to assert itself in US trade talks, amid concerns.
Brexit trade warning: British farmers ‘will go out of business’ under UK-US trade deal
A trade deal with the United States risks jeopardising the livelihoods of farmers in Britain, former environment secretary has warned, predicting many "will go out of business".
Farmers urge UK government to protect food standards in post-Brexit trade bill
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
US, UK talks off to a good start
Officials from the US and United Kingdom made progress on a number of areas over the past two weeks of negotiations and are moving forward at an “accelerated pace,” UK’s international trade secretary said.
UK publishes draft EU free trade agreement in bid to break Brexit negotiations deadlock
Move comes ahead of fourth round of UK-EU negotiations scheduled for June 1.
EU-UK FTA: UK draft text (May 2020)
RIAA welcomes US-UK trade talks progress
Copyright protections between the two music markets were a vital part of any deal, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said.
UK, EU demand each other give ground in trade talks or risk no deal
Britain and the European Union both demanded that the other side give ground in talks on a new post-Brexit trade deal or risk severe damage in tetchy exchanges.
Revealed: US meat lobby working to ditch chlorinated chicken ban in UK trade talks
A powerful lobby group representing the United States’ largest chicken producers is working to demand that a post-Brexit trade deal eliminates the UK’s ban on chlorinated chicken imports.
Britain, EU dig in their heels in trade talks
Talks between Britain and the European Union on their new trade relationship made little progress this week, sources with the bloc said.
Divisions open over ‘lower agriculture standards’ in future US-UK pact
The UK government is preparing to offer increased access to the UK market for US agriculture exports and possibly lower the bar on environmental and health standards.