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Kenya, UK to digitise trade after signing the EPA agreement
Kenyan-based TradeMark East Africa and the UK-based Institute of Export and International Trade signed a memorandum of understanding providing a framework for collaboration in the implementation of a digital trade corridor between the UK and Kenya.
Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm
Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment.
EU says it will not renegotiate Brexit NI deal
Britain has demanded that the European Union agrees to rewrite a deal overseeing the post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc.
Farmers’ union to renew row as UK trade deal to see tariffs slashed on New Zealand meat
The UK’s farmers’ union and Labour are ready to renew a row with the government over British farming as the UK prepares to cut all tariffs on New Zealand meat in an upcoming trade deal.
Farm antibiotics use and new trade deals
Concerns about excessive use of antibiotics in the Australian poultry and livestock sectors has prompted an alliance of UK medical, environmental and animal welfare organisations.
UK signs trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Britain’s government said it signed a free trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, its latest post-Brexit trade agreement.
Australia trade deal to be drafted by year end, Truss says
The final trade deal with Australia will be fully drafted by the end of the year, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has said.
NZ gunning for dairy access in UK FTA
New Zealand is expected to follow Australia’s lead and ink an in-principle trade deal with the UK next month as it negotiates its post-Brexit economic future.
Animal welfare standards still an issue despite UK FTA
Australia’s ongoing use of animal welfare practices banned in other countries will continue to cause difficulties in trading relationships.
Kenya-UK economic partnership agreement betrays the East African Community
While the Kenya-UK EPA consistently makes reference to the EAC and even purports that its is signed on behalf of Kenya and the EAC, it fails terribly when examined against the above requirements of mutual cooperation.
UK and Israel on brink of signing trade agreement
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with her Israeli counterpart ahead of an expected advanced free trade agreement being signed by Britain and the Jewish state.
UK to face judical review of Morocco trade deal, after high court allows challenge over Western Sahara
A group campaigning for the rights of Western Sahara’s Saharawi people has been granted permission by the High Court in London to bring a judicial review against the UK government’s trade deal with Morocco.
UK begins talks to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty
The UK is beginning negotiations to join a free trade alliance with Asia-Pacific countries, a key part of its attempts to pivot trade away from Europe after Brexit.
Publication of Australia-UK FTA Agreement in Principle and exclusion of ISDS welcome, but still much we don’t know
The agreement in-principle does not give detailed information about the up to 30 chapters which are still being negotiated behind closed doors, and the full text will not be released until after it is signed.
Singapore and UK start negotiation talks on a digital economy
Singapore and the United Kingdom have negotiation talks on a digital economy agreement, UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA).
Industry alarmed at details of Australia/UK trade deal
The farming industry has raised serious concerns over a new trade deal between the UK and Australia, fearing it could harm British farmers’ livelihoods.
Australia and UK finalise free trade deal
Australia Prime Minister has hailed a free trade deal with the United Kingdom as the most comprehensive and ambitious in Australia’s history announced the deal on Tuesday after sealing an in-principle agreement over dinner overnight.
China begins TPP groundwork as UK moves closer to entry
Wednesday’s decision to begin talks on having the U.K. join the Trans-Pacific Partnership has refocused attention on the 11-member trade agreement’s expansion plans, as China puts out unofficial feelers about getting on board.
UK is close to announcing a free trade deal with Norway
The new deal is likely to include digital trade, added access to agricultural markets, and services.
11 TPP members to start talks concerning Britain’s entry
The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership decided Wednesday to start negotiations for Britain’s entry into the regional free trade agreement, a Japanese minister said.