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EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved
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EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved

The European Union’s largest business umbrella group released its position paper on the coming negotiations with the United Kingdom on their future economic relationship this week. The move comes only days after the European Commission released a draft mandate for member states to sign off ahead of formal negotiations due …

UK food industry calls for tailored rules of origin ahead of trade talks with EU
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UK food industry calls for tailored rules of origin ahead of trade talks with EU

Any new United Kingdom free trade agreements which offers zero tariffs on trade will be “worthless” in the absence of adequate rules of origin which take account of sector-specific needs, the UK government has been warned. In a policy paper published this week, the UK Food and Drink Federation – …

Post Brexit: Services sector sounds alarm as Commission signals GATS-only deal in 2021
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Post Brexit: Services sector sounds alarm as Commission signals GATS-only deal in 2021

Businesses in the services sector have written to both the UK government and the European Commission urging them not to neglect the sector in the forthcoming free trade agreement negotiations, amid growing signs that neither party is currently prioritising a sector which accounts for around three-quarters of the European economy. …

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 …