The first week of talks on a permanent post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom ended with "limited progress" and vast differences remained.
Negotiations slowed by pandemic, but U.K. won’t move end-date. Officials will use video conference for discussions all week.
Despite the coronavirus crisis, work on the agreement document continues, and is expected it to be finished soon, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
The negotiations will take place by videoconference in the weeks beginning April 20, May 11 and June 1, 2020.
The UK delegation, led by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, was scheduled to fly to the United States in the week of 23 March.
Britain remains in touch with the European Union over negotiations for a trade deal and will share further legal texts with the bloc shortly, the country’s Brexit negotiator David Frost said.
Japan and UK reaffirmed their commitment to build the “new partnership as ambitious, high standard and mutually beneficial as the Japan-EU EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement).
Boris Johnson was warned he risks scuppering a trade deal with Brussels if he refuses to implement customs checks in the Irish Sea.
A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Magyar and Inicia filed for arbitration against Hungary claiming expropriation of their leasehold rights to the land, following an agricultural sector reform to promote family farms over farming companies.
The British government remains hopeful of setting up a joint committee to boost bilateral trade and investment with Malaysia amid changes to the federal government.
The association agreement with the United Kingdom approved by the Chilean Senate in 2019 contemplates the conditions of the existing association agreement between Chile and the European Union.
Campaigners fear that EU rules banning dangerous chemicals will be relaxed to allow American companies into UK market.
London insists it won’t request an extension to EU-UK trade talks despite the EU’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier announcing he has contracted COVID-19.
Britain and the European Union have exchanged draft legal texts containing their proposals for how relations between the two sides should work after the end of a Brexit transition period.
The mostly poultry state congressmen outlined the trade barriers U.S. producers currently face and called for the inclusion of US poultry products in any new US-UK trade agreement.
UK and EU officials cancelled the second round of post-Brexit trade talks planned for this week because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The UK Trade Union Congress and its US counterpart, the AFL-CIO, have warned the White House and Downing Street that any trade deal between the UK and USA must put workers’ jobs and rights first.
Brexit trade talks are set to continue this week but will be conducted online because of the coronavirus crisis - potentially risking a breakdown in negotiations, with one expert warning "it’s not practical".