Here the latest on the UK trade policy beat.
It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …
The EU and the UK are investing strongly in finding an arrangement to address some British concerns over the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiated in the 2019 Brexit agreement. As things stand, reaching a deal will be very difficult. Succeeding however would draw a big prize for the UK’s diplomatic relationships …
The EU and UK have poured cold water over earlier hopes of a substantive breakthrough in the ongoing EU-UK negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol. Suggestions that the two sides might be in a position to set out a detailed ‘roadmap’ for end-stage negotiations over the implementation of the Northern …
It’s January and everyone is back in business in the world of United Kingdom trade policy.
Prospects for a resolution to the long-running row between the EU and the United Kingdom over the status of Northern Ireland have been given a significant boost after the two sides struck a deal on the transmission of data on movements of goods.
The last Week in London column of the year. This column will resume on 12 January 2022. Happy festive season in the meantime!
The big news this week is the government making it official that it is dropping its previous focus on bilateral free trade agreement. Here other notable developments.
It’s a long edition of Week in London. But it’s worth the read as it indicates change is happening in post-Brexit Britain in relation to the country’s new trade policy.
Recent political turmoil in the United Kingdom has encouraged a number of Brussels policy-makers to start thinking about how to shape closer relations with the European Union’s former member. This also reflects changes in mood in the UK. But strengthening bilateral relationships will take time and small, gradual steps.