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.
Talks between Britain and the European Union on their new trade relationship made little progress this week, sources with the bloc said.
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.
US farm groups are looking for big wins as US negotiators push the UK to abandon European barriers to agricultural trade in the countries’ first round of trade talks, according to officials aware of the proceedings.
The UK has put financial services access at the center of its objectives for a trade deal with Japan.
Securing multiple trade deals simultaneously is not impossible, say experts, but the UK will have to make concessions.
Trade talks between the UK and US have officially begun. There are some things we know about what each side is looking to get out of a deal.
EFTA countries and the UK met for the first time since Britain’s exit from the European Union to discuss their future relationship.
Any potential trade deal will be more about what the US can take from Britain’s markets rather than what it will give, with big pushes to open up agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors to American businesses.
Britain and the European Union start their penultimate scheduled round of trade talks with little progress on major sticking points before a June deadline to agree on any extension of negotiations.
US and UK civil society groups worry trade deal could privilege corporate profits at the expense of the environment, consumer safety, public health and worker rights.
The US trade model is not only unpopular with the British public, but it will also make us more vulnerable to future pandemics.
An internal EU report claims that the UK government has pressured the Armenian government in a two-year standoff between protesters, an international mining company and the authorities.
The US Chamber of Commerce urges negotiators to consider its objectives, as part of the US and UK free trade agreement.
Britain will begin the first round of post-Brexit trade deal talks with the US this week as the government seeks to strike an "ambitious" relationship which "opens up new opportunities" to UK businesses.
Coronavirus has exposed the flaws in the pro-corporate agenda that this trade deal is intended to entrench.
The Trade Justice Movement has published model Sustainable Regulation and Trade Agreements for the EU-UK relationship, which have been developed in partnership with trade unions, environmental organisations and justice groups.
The UK is “actively discussing” with USTR and the Commerce Department how to move quickly on bilateral trade talks, the UK’s new ambassador to the US said.
UK officials insist that “constructive discussion” took place between the two sides, but their basic lines remain unchanged: it will not agree to alignment with EU law and to jurisdiction of the ECJ.