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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.
Ag issues central in US-UK trade talks
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.
UK puts banking at heart of objectives for Japan trade deal
The UK has put financial services access at the center of its objectives for a trade deal with Japan.
UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing
Securing multiple trade deals simultaneously is not impossible, say experts, but the UK will have to make concessions.
US-UK trade talks have begun – here’s what each side wants and what to expect
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.
Norway and Britain negotiators in Brexit talks Thursday: Norway Foreign Ministry
EFTA countries and the UK met for the first time since Britain’s exit from the European Union to discuss their future relationship.
US seeking control over UK’s trade sovereignty
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, EU start penultimate round of talks before key deadline
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-UK trade talks must put people and the planet first
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.
If the government doesn’t halt trade talks with Trump, it’s learned nothing from coronavirus
The US trade model is not only unpopular with the British public, but it will also make us more vulnerable to future pandemics.
Armenia ‘under pressure’ from UK and US over mining dispute, says EU report
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.
US-United Kingdom trade negotiations: Private sector priorities
The US Chamber of Commerce urges negotiators to consider its objectives, as part of the US and UK free trade agreement.
Post-Brexit trade deal talks with US to begin this week
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.
’Reckless’ to restart US-UK trade talks in midst of pandemic, campaigners say
Coronavirus has exposed the flaws in the pro-corporate agenda that this trade deal is intended to entrench.
Sustainable regulation and trade agreements for the EU-UK relationship
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.
UK ready for US trade talks
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.
Divided and running out of time: Why the EU-UK trade talks have stalled, again
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.