It’s a big week in UK trade politics.
UPDATED: UK, EU agree Windsor Framework on Northern Ireland
Prime minister Rishi Sunak and European commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced an agreement in principle over how the protocol on Northern Ireland included in the EU-UK Withdrawal agreement is to function.
Week in London: Elusive Northern Ireland deal, US-UK architects, CPTPP
A Northern Ireland deal between the UK and the EU remains elusive. But London and Washington quietly cliched a deal on architecture professions and the UK is slowly reaching its CPTPP accession goal.
Week in London: Deal close on Northern Ireland, Chinese anti-dumping duties
The stars are aligning for a resolution of the Northern Ireland protocol dispute – but not everyone is happy about it… EU-UK deal on Northern Ireland moving closer Clear signs have emerged this week that the UK and EU are now very close to sealing a deal to resolve longstanding …
Perspectives: Northern Ireland – What’s needed to get a deal over the line
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 …
Northern Ireland: EU, UK agree to further ‘scoping’
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 …
Week in London: Lords look at FTA strategy, Northern Ireland food checks, Kiwi wine labels
It’s January and everyone is back in business in the world of United Kingdom trade policy.
Deal on access to data raises hopes of Northern Ireland breakthrough
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.
Week in London: FTA goals, Northern Ireland medicines, TCA utilisation
The last Week in London column of the year. This column will resume on 12 January 2022. Happy festive season in the meantime!
Week in London: Confessions of an ex-minister, Northern Ireland, CE markings
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.