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UK tech industries seeking ‘gold standard’ for digital trade rules in new FTAs
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UK tech industries seeking ‘gold standard’ for digital trade rules in new FTAs

The United Kingdom can play a big part in creating “a new gold standard in digital trade” after it leaves the EU, according to techUK, the industry body for the UK technology sector. Outside of the European Union, the UK can identify and reinforce best practice in opening up markets …

Updated: UK minister raises eyebrows with plan to impose tariffs on sub-standard food
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Updated: UK minister raises eyebrows with plan to impose tariffs on sub-standard food

The United Kingdom government’s approach to food standards in international trade was thrown into confusion today with comments by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers which appeared to advocate imposing tariffs on agri-food imports which did not meet basic British standards. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference – a high-profile gathering of …

Northern Ireland trade splits with rest of UK enter into focus amidst election campaign
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Northern Ireland trade splits with rest of UK enter into focus amidst election campaign

Northern Ireland will be in the frontline of the UK’s new post-Brexit battle to establish a coherent external trade policy. The omens for a smooth transition into the new trade regime for the region are, however, not currently looking good. Its unique position under the still-to-be-ratified EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement – …

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INTA approval of US beef quota saves fire for future market fights with South America, Oceania

MEPs on the European Parliament’s international trade committee have declined to pick a fight with the European Commission over the reallocation of the hormone-free beef quota to benefit the United States, voting instead to approve the negotiated settlement – and save their fire for the upcoming debates about increased imports …