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Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March
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Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March

Glenn Vaughan, chief executive of British Chambers of Commerce EU & Belgium, talks about future European Union-United Kingdom trade relationships with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer. ‘No deal’ cannot be allowed to happen, he says, and Britain will be stronger on the international stage the more it stays aligned with the EU. …

EU member states approve post-Brexit TRQ split – but arguments lie ahead
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EU member states approve post-Brexit TRQ split – but arguments lie ahead

EU member states have taken an important step in approving the European Commission’s proposed approach for the reallocation of agricultural tariff rate quotas between the bloc and the UK after Brexit. The commission’s preferred methodology for splitting existing TRQs between the UK and the EU27, based on historical trade flows, …

US-UK trade agreement: British tech sector prioritises EU, Privacy Shield rollover
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US-UK trade agreement: British tech sector prioritises EU, Privacy Shield rollover

The United Kingdom recently finalised consultations with stakeholders on a bilateral free trade agreement negotiation it intends to launch on leaving the European Union next March. Some business groups are starting to reveal what input they provided to the Department for International Trade. One such report  was released by techUK,  …

State of the Union 2018 -  statement by the President of the Commission
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A week in Brussels: Ottawa, Brexit governance, no harnessing globalisation

A comparatively ‘quiet’ week in Brussels on trade. The week was eventful on the WTO and multilateral trade front, with Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs, Canada’s mini WTO reform summit, and the UK’s WTO tariff schedule dominating the headlines. Ottawa WTO meeting sets ball rolling on reform As expected, …

British bid to join WTO GPA delayed – but deal still likely
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British bid to join WTO GPA delayed – but deal still likely

The UK must wait at least another month to learn the fate of its bid to accede to the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement post-Brexit, after the latest meeting of member countries in Geneva failed to approve its accession bid. There are no fundamental obstacles to the UK’s request …

Southworth: Bring overseas countries into the British post-Brexit trade conversation
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Southworth: Bring overseas countries into the British post-Brexit trade conversation

Chris Southworth, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom, shares his views with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer on Britain’s prospects as a trading nation after Brexit. On the menu: the UK in the World Trade Organization in the Trump era, rolling over 40 existing EU trade agreements with …