Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan will launch Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations during a visit to New Delhi starting on Wednesday, the UK government has said.
A groundbreaking UK-Japan digital free trade agreement sets the foundations for a closer merging of their economies over the coming decade.
Britain and the Gulf states have agreed to an “ambitious strategic partnership” after issuing a detailed joint communique.
Intellectual Property protection and enforcement, standards, tariffs on several products, and data protection are among the key issues that would dominate the India-UK FTA.
Britain has caved in to Brussels over the legal role of European judges in Northern Ireland, amid ongoing talks over the country’s future.
The agreement makes it easier for citizens to work in each country and removes the need for labour market testing.
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
Approximately 40% of Australia’s total beef supply is produced in intensive feedlot systems where the animals are kept in close confinement and fed largely on grain rather than pasture.
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
33 domestic and international groups have written to NZ Prime Minister, calling for NZ to use its bilateral trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and European Union to push for an end to vaccine apartheid.
Britain said it had agreed a digital trade deal with Singapore, the first digitally-focussed trade pact signed by a European nation.
By building relations at state level, the UK will help ease the approval process for any eventual federal-level free trade agreement.
Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive FTA could be delayed to January 2022, with a Cabinet change in the UK and the need for more “pre-negotiation” talks being the main reasons for the talks not taking off in November as expected.
On 1 September 2021, Angola’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID).
British ministers should not pursue a trade deal with the major economy while Jair Bolsonaro is in charge, trade union boss, Frances O’Grady, said.
British onion growers are concerned that the recently signed UK-New Zealand trade deal will disadvantage the sector and see food producers in general “openly sold out”.
There is evidence of a potential conflict between the CPTPP and the UK’s current system of market authorisation of generic and biosimilar drugs.
India may not insist on a two-stage trade deal with the UK—an early harvest arrangement followed by a comprehensive pact if all issues are adequately addressed.