Brexit & UK trade

Australia & New Zealand Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

In brief: UK Australia FTA working group

Australians do master the art of trade diplomacy.   The government of Australia has clearly embraced post-Brexit UK and promised London there would be a bilateral free trade agreement between Australia and Britain. London is jubilating: yes we have friends! From Australia, no brashness like New Zealand PM John Key’s statement that the United …

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list
Brexit & UK trade Japan UK WTO & 3rd countries

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list

The Japanese government very unhappy the United Kingdom for its decision to leave the European Union after last June’s referendum to that end. Tokyo has asked both parties to keep the UK’s economy as highly integrated as possible with the Single Market in their forthcoming Brexit negotiations.   A frank and stern document released during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, …

Brexit: who will run key trade functions in Whitehall
Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

Brexit: who will run key trade functions in Whitehall

This summer, the contours of the ministries who will run Britain’s process of leaving the EU – the Department for Exiting the European Union, and the country’s nascent trade policy, the Department for International Trade , have appeared, as senior management positions were filled.   Below some people to watch who could end up havingt …