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Week in London: EU financial services MoU, ditching human rights, protecting steel tubes

It’s been a highly symbolic week in UK trade policy – there is finally a beginning of a conversation with the EU on financial services, and it’s becoming ever clearer that the government’s human and labour rights agenda for trade policy is not a priority, at least in its dealings …

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Week in London: UK green trade, Oz deal, data privacy

There’s not only the Northern Ireland drama playing out in UK trade. Carbon leakage ‘requires global solution’ – Trevelyan The UK has once more reiterated its desire to see a multilateral approach to preventing carbon ‘leakage’ in international trade, rather than replicating the unilateral carbon border adjustment mechanism approach pursued …

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Week in London: Data bridge to Asia, India, Serbia, freeports

This week’s British trade policy highlights below. UK ‘will build bridge’ between European and Asian data privacy frameworks The UK has an ambition to build a ‘bridge’ in the area of digital trade and data protection between the more cautious EU approach to data privacy and the more open approach …

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Week in Brussels: border carbon adjustment, Brexit preparedness, ESA, Georgia

Carbon border adjustment – Lange prefers ETS extension The German chemical industry association VCI held a webinar this week on trade policy and climate change. International trade committee chair Bernd Lange was a speaker. Whether this is an indication of what is to come as the EU prepares to prepare …