Tariffs on imports into the United Kingdom of bed linen and similar products from India are to jump by 20% as from 19 June, as the country’s new trade preference regime enters into force. This comes as the other major source country for textiles, Bangladesh, eyes graduation from its least-developed …
Author: Chris Horseman
Week in London: New trade report, Windsor Framework, Oz-NZ, Ukraine steel, Colorado deal
An overview of key developments in UK trade policy as business and the opposition start looking beyond the 2024 general elections.
WTO Corner: Indian appeal into void, Indonesia-EU, Turkey-EU
As activity gears up at the WTO’s dispute settlement body, here a quick update on the latest developments at today’s monthly meeting.
WTO dispute settlement: reform proposals to be tabled after summer break
Work will commence in September on drafting concrete proposals for a new dispute settlement system for the WTO, a Geneva-based trade official said today. A sense of momentum is evident following a series of informal but extensive consultations over the past few months between WTO members and the diplomat charged …
WTO Corner: Plastics pollution, Argentina vs US, EU fish deal ratification
Here a roundup of notable developments at WTO headquarters in Geneva this week.
Week in London: A UK ‘Chips Act’, EU-UK, e-bikes
Well, here we have the United Kingdom also joining the semiconductor industrial policy bandwagon…..
The CPTPP’s expansion challenge
A new chapter is opening up for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership as the UK prepares to become the bloc’s first acceding member later this year.
Week in London: Agriculture and FTAs, DCTS, EU-UK financial services, TCA review
The UK’s liberal agricultural market access offer to Australia and New Zealand raised eyebrows – but it’s a case of ‘twice-bitten, thrice shy’ for Rishi Sunak’s government
Factory closure warnings ahead of EU UK rule-of-origin deadline
Calls on London and Brussels to adapt rules of origin provisions within the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement are mounting after a major carmaker warned this week of the risk of possible factory closures in the UK.
UK and Switzerland launch negotiations to move beyond EU-inherited trade deal
The UK has announced the launch of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement with Switzerland. The new FTA is intended to update and replace the current bilateral trade arrangements. These involve an incomplete rollover of the EU’s matrix of trade deal with the Alpine state. To a greater extent …