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UK trade secretary Liz Truss sets out long term trade goals in first Commons appearance
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UK trade secretary Liz Truss sets out long term trade goals in first Commons appearance

The United Kingdom is to launch a public consultation as from January next year on its longer-term trade strategy, international trade secretary Liz Truss announced today. The consultation will focus not just on future strategy relating to free trade agreements with the United States and other trading partners but would …

Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA
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Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA

Airbus, transatlantic This week in European Union trade politics will be dominated yet again by ‘Airbus tariffs’ and the general state of transatlantic trade relations. Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization is set to authorise retaliation by the United States after it won its case against …

Market access, especially for agricultural products, is likely to be where the EU-New Zealand negotiations succeed or founder
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UK trade policy fog thickens amidst heightened political uncertainty

Confusion and uncertainty over the United Kingdom’s future trade policy, in both the short- and long-term, remains as high as ever following a tumultuous day in the parliament. Members of the British parliament voted by a majority of 27 to allow a motion to be tabled today (4 September 2019) …

Brexit Task Force’s deputy to lead trade department of European Commission
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Brexit Task Force’s deputy to lead trade department of European Commission

Sabine Weyand is to become next Director General for Trade, replacing the Frenchman Jean-Luc Demarty. Ms Weyand will lead the European Union’s trade bureaucracy after almost three years in a strategic post as deputy to the European Commission’s Article 50 Task force, the team that negotiated a ‘withdrawal agreement’ with …

Many businesses could 'struggle to stay afloat' after Brexit
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UK ceramics sector vents frustration over Brexit trade policy confusion

A UK manufacturing industry group has written to prime minister Theresa May expressing exasperation at what it sees as a mismatch between MPs’ views on trade policy and industry’s aspirations. The letter, by the British Ceramic Confederation, attacks what it calls a ‘disingenuous’ attempt by a group of MPs to …