It’s not only self-inflicted financial crisis season, it is also party conference season in the United Kingdom.
UK trade legislation
It’s back to school week in London and the old simmering disagreements with the EU are rearing their head again.
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.
August is traditionally quiet in United Kingdom policy making. Here’s this month’s main London trade story so far. The United Kingdom has announced a major overhaul of its system of trade preferences for developing countries, under a new scheme which is to replace the EU’s Generalised System of Preferences.
Apart from the ratification of the Australia trade agreement and the launch of FTA talks with Israel, here’s what else happened this week in UK trade. UK and India FTA talks make solid progress The UK and India are making good progress towards concluding at least an interim free trade …
Concerns about the UK government’s openness to scrutiny over the conduct of its trade policy re-emerged this week after the UK-Australia free trade agreement was ratified by default – without a vote, or even a debate, in parliament.
Here’s what’s been happening on trade policy in the United Kingdom this week.
This week’s UK trade focus: Turkey, steel, Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom government’s stated ambition to be a global free trade leader looks a distant prospect. Its trade policy lacks internal consistency, not least because it has not been given sufficient consideration.
A busy week in British trade policy!