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 …
EU agreement implementation
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.
Here the UK’s latest trade news.
The United Kingdom has been busy working with Gulf countries on trade, liberalising its tariff regime inherited from the EU, and pursuing fights with the EU.
While the Tory Party in the United Kingdom consumes itself with a leadership contest and the British parliament debates a bill which would unilaterally suspend the Northern Ireland protocol, the European Union’s plan for enforcement of the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal and Trade and Cooperation Agreements is making solid …
The European Union has agreed to drop a World Trade Organization dispute settlement case against the United Kingdom. This follows an agreement by London to remove elements in a green energy incentive programme which Brussels had viewed as discriminatory against EU suppliers.
The UK still has no control over its customs border vis-à-vis the European Union….And London is trying to get around lack of market access progress with Washington by talking to individual US states.
Another FTA in the offing?
While the big global headlines focus on the still-unfolding big Russia-induced events in Brussels, there is some movement on the UK trade front too. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
Another week another discovery of how the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit trade policy is unfolding in reality. European Commission formalises powers to take action against any UK TCA breaches The European Commission has tabled a proposal which would give it legal powers to suspend all or part of the EU-UK trade …