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EU’s Barnier eyes loose association deal as basis for new British ties
Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 EU states that a loose so-called association agreement like the one the bloc has with Ukraine should serve as the basis for a new relationship with Britain.
NFU to lead food standards rally in Westminster
Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal in the UK.
Auto tariffs to be key topic in Japan-UK trade talks after Brexit
Auto tariffs are expected to come up as a top agenda item in Japan-UK trade talks that are expected to start as early as this spring after the latter’s exit from the European Union.
A warning to Johnson from those who have faced the EU before
Brussels may deploy hard-line tactics in next round of talks. Officials who have been in previous trade talks voice caution.
Oil major settles huge capital gains tax bill to Vietnam after Finance Uncovered investigation
When Vietnam signalled it would claim the tax due, oil giant ConocoPhillips issued a pre-emptive legal strike using an arbitration process under the UK-Vietnam bilateral investment treaty.
UK will set out EU trade objectives next month: Brexit secretary
Britain will set out more details about its objectives for a free trade deal with the European Union next month after the country leaves the bloc on Jan. 31.
Trump’s ’massive’ US-UK trade deal faces big hurdles
Britain is the United States’ closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement.
Free trade agreements: Talks with European Union, UK soon, says Piyush Goyal
India will hold talks with the EU and the UK to forge free trade agreements. New Delhi could also clinch a trade deal with Australia.
Boris Johnson to strike Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan after Queen approves Withdrawal Bill
Boris Johnson wants to strike Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, and before the end of the year, in a bid to whip up a bandwagon.
Civil society raises concerns about UK-Morocco trade
Civil society organisations raise human rights concerns as UK seeks to roll over Morocco association agreement without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
How a trade deal with the US could destroy the UK’s climate change goals
Boris Johnson’s plan to diverge from EU rules threatens crucial environmental regulations.
After China trade deal, Europe and UK next on Trump’s to-do list
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
White House accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging his feet’ over US trade deal ahead of summer deadline
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer pressed UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to publish formal negotiating objectives for the US deal.
As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries.
NZ-Britain free trade agreement on the agenda as minister travels to World Economic Forum
Trade Minister David Parker is heading for the United Kingdom and Europe, with a UK free trade agreement and the World Trade Organisation on his agenda.
Brexit relationship: EU reveals clues ahead of talks with UK
The EU negotiating team is gearing up for talks with the UK about the post-Brexit relationship by holding a series of seminars for diplomats from the 27 member states.
Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
Boris Johnson’s next Brexit fight looms on EU’s fishing demands
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
UK tells Trump that American chicken is still off the menu
US chicken imports offend British sanitary sensibilities. Not just for the safety of people who ingest it, but mainly because the process compensates for less stringent health standards.
EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal
The UK won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union’s market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions, warns the president of the European Commission.