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Second round of post-Brexit trade talks makes limited progress
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.
Virus-hit Brexit talks resume with time for a deal running out
Negotiations slowed by pandemic, but U.K. won’t move end-date. Officials will use video conference for discussions all week.
Britain, Ukraine to sign new deal on free trade, strategic partnership
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.
UK and EU agree three negotiating rounds for post-Brexit deal
The negotiations will take place by videoconference in the weeks beginning April 20, May 11 and June 1, 2020.
US, UK halt trade talks indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic – report
The UK delegation, led by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, was scheduled to fly to the United States in the week of 23 March.
UK will share more legal texts with EU shortly: Brexit trade deal negotiator
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.
The shape of a Japan-UK free trade agreement
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 told to forget trade deal with EU unless he imposes Irish Sea customs checks
Boris Johnson was warned he risks scuppering a trade deal with Brussels if he refuses to implement customs checks in the Irish Sea.
Brexit: EU-UK meeting to go ahead via video link
A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Hungary held liable for expropriating the investment of a British investor and ordered to pay EUR 7 million in compensation for damages
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.
UK keen on joint committee to boost bilateral trade post-Brexit
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.
Chile will maintain current export conditions with the UK after Brexit
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.
US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’
Campaigners fear that EU rules banning dangerous chemicals will be relaxed to allow American companies into UK market.
Brexit: UK ’will not seek trade talks extension’ despite Barnier having COVID-19
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 EU exchange Brexit agreement drafts
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.
EU-UK FTA: EU draft text (18 Mar 2020)
Poultry state congressmen pressure trade talks to get American chicken into UK
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.
Brexit talks cancelled due to COVID crisis, UK confirms
UK and EU officials cancelled the second round of post-Brexit trade talks planned for this week because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Any UK/US trade deal must put jobs and rights first
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.
Warning for EU trade talks as coronavirus rules out face-to-face negotiations
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".