Author: Chris Horseman

UK says will be ready to roll over SADC trade deal post-Brexit – but will it?
Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

UK says will be ready to roll over SADC trade deal post-Brexit – but will it?

The UK will be ready to activate an economic partnership agreement with southern African countries from the first day after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday. But nothing is done yet, writes Chris Horseman. A joint statement between the UK and the countries of the Southern African Development Community, …

Redefining a ‘regional’ trade deal: Britain’s post-Brexit push to join CPTPP
Asia Australia & New Zealand Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

Redefining a ‘regional’ trade deal: Britain’s post-Brexit push to join CPTPP

One of the more eye-catching aspects of the UK government’s recently launched consultation on its post-Brexit trading future was its stated ambition to ‘potentially’ join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as CPTPP. The 11-nation pact was identified as a priority for the UK in negotiating new …

Political and Brexit ‘subplots’ underlie technicalities of Oceania FTAs
Agriculture Australia & New Zealand Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

Political and Brexit ‘subplots’ underlie technicalities of Oceania FTAs

The EU’s trade talks with Australia and New Zealand will prove to be complex as the future trading relationship between the bloc and the UK – which considers the two countries as high priorities for its own commerce deals – remains unclear. Furthermore, some “subplots” underlie the trade technicalities.