US trade official says it is ‘difficult’ to do business with EU and Brexit offers chance to press the ‘reset button’.
While the UK can engage in free trade agreement (FTA) talks with other countries including India only after the process of full disengagement from the EU is complete, talks are already happening unofficially on the potential of such a pact.
The British Government has demanded total secrecy in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal.
Commerce secretary’s comments suggest Britain will have to accept chlorinated chicken in post-Brexit agreement.
Focus now turns to getting EU to approve antimicrobial interventions used in Canada to enhance food safety.
Does the prospect of foreign investor claims against countries in investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) lead to regulatory chill?
American Chemistry Council wants Mexican alignment with US and Canada
Imagine the EU finds a new chemical to be dangerous. The EU would like to ban it but is unable to, or is only able to do so with major delays and laxer standards….
As released by the European Commission
Any renegotiation of NAFTA should include streamlined customs procedures and greater regulatory cooperation among other priorities, say the leading chemical industry associations.
Business Europe and Keidanren have been encouraging industrial sector-to-sector dialogue to identify mutually beneficial solutions to non-tariff measure issues, which are a major subject for negotiation in the EU-Japan FTA.
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.
from November 2016 negotiating round
Japan’s government will focus on cutting red tape to accommodate foreign businesses wanting access to the Japanese market as it ramps up efforts to have a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade pact ratified
The idea that regulatory convergence leads to "more trade" stands on weak empirical grounds.
Le principe de précaution pourrait passer à la trappe dans les accords de l’UE avec le Canada et les États-Unis. Et remettre en cause les interdictions du bœuf aux hormones ou des OGM
A report ‘A Dangerous Regulatory Duet’ explains how lobby groups of major multinationals, influenced the negotiations of the trade treaty between the European Union and the United States.
Whistleblower platform and free trade agreement critic Wikileaks posted draft documents - and its own opinions - from the Trade in Services Agreement talks, on the eve of the 18th round of negotiations.
As leaked by Wikileaks on 25 May 2016