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Brexit: Serious differences over trade deal, say UK and EU
The UK and EU have said serious differences remain over a post-Brexit trade deal, following the latest negotiations in Brussels.
Japan and Britain aim for trade deal by end-July
Japan and Britain aim to clinch a trade deal by the end of July and Tokyo wants to secure at least the same automobile tariffs as it has in its existing European Union trade pact,
Switzerland — UK to negotiate a bilateral financial services agreement
Cross-border financial services trade between the UK and Switzerland is set to become easier, thanks to a commitment signed June 30.
UK-US trade: New body to advise on welfare and competition in farming
Farmers have welcomed plans for a new body to advise ministers on welfare standards and fair competition in trade deals with the US and other nations.
UK sets September deadline for EU trade deal
The UK has earmarked September as its deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal with the EU after negotiators held their first face-to-face meetings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brexit: Face-to-face trade talks between UK and EU begin in Brussels
Face-to-face negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU have begun in Brussels, after the teams pledged to "intensify" talks.
Kenya races to safeguard EU market with post-Brexit pact
Kenya has initiated talks with the European Union and the United Kingdom on a post-Brexit trade agreement as the country moves to safeguard its horticultural produce market.
Second round of US-UK talks wrap up today
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of Congress he hoped “at least a couple of chapters” could be closed out.
Still no end in sight on EU free-trade deal
After eight rounds of negotiations, there is still no end in sight for an EU-New Zealand free-trade deal.
Why we have to protect the NHS from trade deals
Without real protection for the NHS in any future trade agreement, we can only see bad news for patients, taxpayers and Health Boards around the country.
UK says no deadline for US trade deal, talks tough on terms
Britain has no deadline to strike a trade deal with the United States, trade minister Liz Truss said, criticising the US administration for talking a good game on free trade while restricting import access.
Japan gives UK six weeks to negotiate post-Brexit deal
Japan’s chief negotiator Hiroshi Matsuura warned that both sides will need to "limit their ambitions."
UK intends to join CPTPP, says gov’t policy paper
Britain intends to pursue accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as a key part of its trade negotiations programme, a government policy paper said.
US-European trade talks stalled over ‘unsafe’ American food
US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington’s chief negotiator said.
UK wants to join Pacific trade pact as trade deal with Canada approaches its end
The British government signalled that it intends to join another trade agreement in which Canada is already a partner: the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
UK begins talks with Australia and New Zealand on free trade deal for post-Brexit era
Australian and New Zealand ministers say they are eager to do deals with the UK as their economies emerge from the coronavirus crisis.
With Brexit trade talks at an impasse, Boris Johnson finally engages
The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.
Second round of US-UK talks kick off today
The two sides bear down on the goal of signing a deal before the US election — an extremely ambitious deadline that would require negotiations to be substantially complete by early August.
Egypt, UK to sign free trade agreement after Brexit: Trade Minister
Egypt will soon sign a free trade agreement with the UK following the latter’s exit from the EU, commonly known as Brexit, according to Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea.
US trade deal ’could pose greatest risk to UK food since BSE crisis’
Consumer group Which? is warning the government not to allow in chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef.