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UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit
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UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit

John Alty, a Department for International Trade senior official, announced that the British government would shortly adopt “transitional measures” to secure preferential access to the United Kingdom’s market for Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon in the event of a no-deal Brexit. These are countries with which the UK has …

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 …

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) …

President Donald Trump said at G7: 'We’re going to do a very big trade deal – bigger than we’ve ever had with the United Kingdom'
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Blog: Three reasons why a US-UK deal won’t just be round the corner after Brexit

The United Kingdom’s new Brexit and related post-Brexit trade strategy has radicalised since Boris Johnson took over the country’s premiership this summer. The goal is to be outside the European Union on 1 November at any cost – including by superseding parliament — and to accelerate trade negotiations with Britain’s …

Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder
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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder

Dear readers, this is the last Week in Brussels column before our summer recess. The next Week in Brussels column will appear on 30 August 2019. We will publish very sparingly over the next two weeks due to the general recess period in relevant European and international trade institutions. Here …