This big news of the week is the conclusion of a free trade agreement negotiation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand. But here are other important developments in British trade policy.
Brexit & UK trade
The United Kingdom and New Zealand have agreed on principle on a free trade agreement. While the economic gain goes mainly to New Zealand, the UK will see it as a step towards the bigger prize of CPTPP membership.
The United Kingdom believes it can lead the world in a push towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. But that global leadership may not involve imposing the kinds of carbon border mechanisms that the European Union and other countries are considering.
An update on all things trade policy in the United Kingdom this week….
The European Commission has unveiled a set of far-reaching proposals to facilitate movements of goods from Great Britain into Northern Ireland, in a bid to break the current deadlock over implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol. Sanitary and phytosanitary checks on food products entering the region are to be drastically …
Borderlex spoke to Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the UK Food and Drink Federation, about rules of origin, SPS deals with the EU, and the global growth potential for UK exports.
The UK is preparing to step into a potential political minefield as it prepares the ground for a future trade agreement with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The UK’s post-Brexit trade policy churn is now in full swing.
The European Commission is to table a “far-reaching” proposal next week to address some of the trade complications arising from the application of the Northern Ireland protocol.
Member states have given the green light for negotiations to begin on the future of the United Kingdom’s ‘other’ land border with the European Union – the one between Spain and Gibraltar. The technical issues in finding a post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar will perhaps not be quite as tricky as …