Brexit & UK trade

Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

Brexit 2019: UK to be stripped off oversight rights for animal products going to EU

A short comment by Iana Dreyer.   EU member state guidelines on trade relations between the EU and Britain on the date of withdrawal from the EU released on Thuresday (29 June 2017) are still rudimentary. They explicitly focus on elementary issues: market surveillance of agriculture products, and the very basics …

Brexit: UK announces roll-over of EU poorest country trade preferences
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Brexit: UK announces roll-over of EU poorest country trade preferences

On Saturday (24 June 2017), the British government announced its intention to maintain current trade preferences granted by the European Union to developing countries after it leaves the bloc.   The Department for International Trade’s announcement remains very general in nature. It announces the continuation of the “Everything but Arms’ …

European textile group sets out Brexit wish list
Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

European textile group sets out Brexit wish list

The biggest European textile business organisation Euratex released a position paper on the industry’s future trading relationship  Britain as leaves the European Union.   Euratex key demands are: a transitional arrangement that avoids any abrupt change in the trading relationship after March 2019, when the UK is set to depart, duty-free trade …

British trade policy: how to take back control
Brexit & UK trade Brexit comment

British trade policy: how to take back control

  Don’t rush into a deal with China, India or the United States. Make the government machinery more efficient. Formulate a proper trade policy strategy. Engage with civil society, devolved administrations, and be more transparent.   That’s the key messages to Whitehall conveyed by the Institute for Government in a report discussing how Britain’s …