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Week in London: New Northern Ireland trade rules, FTA ratification row

Northern Ireland is back in the spotlight. A package of measures to safeguard the UK internal market follows a deal this week allow Northern Ireland business to access UK tariff rate quotas. And there is yet further criticism of the UK’s FTA ratification system. New Northern Ireland trade package sheds …

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Week in London: No more NI-GB-EU meat trade, China CPTPP accession, supply chains paper

Meat traders in Great Britain have lost the flexibility to move imported meat into Northern Ireland for further processing . The UK is taking legislative steps to prepare itself for its forthcoming accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, but some worry about what happens when China …

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2024 preview: ‘Green’ subsidies head up new agenda for UK trade policy 

The gloss has come off the United Kingdom’s trade policy as it begins its fourth year as an autonomous trading nation.  Viewed initially in London as an exciting expression of the country’s new-found freedom in the post-Brexit era, international trade policy in 2024 has become a rather prosaic affair.