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Hormone-treated beef from Canada to flood UK food chain under CPTPP deal, British farmers warn
According to the National Farmers Union, the deal would “severely undermine British farmers” and lower the quality of meet sold across the UK.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
UK will be told to lift ban on hormone-treated beef to join key trade bloc, leaked memo suggests
Canada asked some probing questions and stated this will be an important issue for Canada in judging the UK’s compliance with CPTPP.
S. Korea, Britain agree to launch talks on FTA revision
South Korea and Britain have agreed to launch talks this year to upgrade their free trade deal in a move to deepen ties in digital trade and other new issues.
UK-Australia free trade deal a step closer
The free trade agreement will be examined by parliament’s treaties committee before being implemented. Australian Trade Minister hopes that would happen within the next year.
The UK-Australia FTA shows the UK means business on digital trade policy
The new free-trade agreement with Australia could be setting the precedents for what a modern digital trade policy will look like for the UK.
UK and South Korea to sign deal to strengthen supply chains
The UK and South Korea will begin work on an improved trade deal as Britain looks to use its exit from the European Union to build stronger ties with faster-growing economies throughout Asia and the Pacific.
First round of India-UK free trade agreement negotiations complete
India and the United Kingdom on Friday concluded the first round of negotiation, as part of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations, according to a statement.
UK begins pursuit of improved trade deal with Israel
Britain is looking to build new trade ties around the world having left the European Union, targeting fast-growing economies with wealthy middle classes.
An India-UK trade deal could mean a race to the bottom for Indian workers
On farmers and food, vaccine inequality, climate justice and digital rights, we need to act in solidarity – and not allow trade rules to sacrifice people to corporate profit.
Prospects for the United Kingdom’s CPTPP accession
The United Kingdom’s accession is more about political ends than it is about economic gains.
Greenland and UK launch free trade agreement negotiations
The purpose of the free trade agreement is to reduce or eliminate UK customs duties on Greenlandic seafood products when the products are brought into the UK, the government said.
UK-Australia free trade agreement - the first from scratch
What will the FTA achieve? What does it cover? What are its key impacts?
UK, Gulf may sign post-Brexit trade deal this year, Bahrain says
A trade deal between the UK and a six country bloc of Gulf oil producers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be concluded before the end of this year.
UK, Switzerland accused of undermining EU green treaty reforms
Campaigners say the UK and Switzerland are defending fossil fuel interests in Energy Charter Treaty modernisation talks to tempt firms to relocate their HQs.
UK-Africa summit closes with millions in ‘misguided’ investment
Grand UK investments in Africa’s green energy transition are more focussed on boosting British exports in an ’unsustainable’ trade relationship,’ development experts say.
Mercosur deal ‘won’t make significant progress’ under French presidency
The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement “won’t make significant progress” under the new French presidency of the Council of the EU, according to one Irish MEP.
Fears UK-India trade deal could undermine sweatshops fight
A UK agreement with India, the negotiations for which begin this week, could worsen conditions in the clothing sweatshops of South Asian neighbors, according to labor rights campaigners and a major industry group.
Why India is trying to seal a free trade agreement with UK
India and the United Kingdom have launched formal Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, with the aim of concluding an early harvest trade agreement over the next few months.
India, UK kick off FTA talks, will avoid ‘sensitive issues’
Bilateral trade between the countries is worth about $50 billion per year. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said both countries had agreed to avoid “sensitive issues” and focus on areas where there is more complementarity.