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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 – …

Troubling talks: have conversations with the US influenced the UK’s hardening Brexit strategy?
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Troubling talks: have conversations with the US influenced the UK’s hardening Brexit strategy?

Have conversations between the United States and the United Kingdom on their future trade agreement over the last two years influenced London’s approach to its future relationship with the EU? Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer have delved into hundreds of pages of documents and found some of its contents quite …

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) …