The United Kingdom and New Zealand have agreed on principle on a free trade agreement. While the economic gain goes mainly to New Zealand, the UK will see it as a step towards the bigger prize of CPTPP membership.
UK WTO & 3rd countries
The UK is preparing to step into a potential political minefield as it prepares the ground for a future trade agreement with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The UK’s post-Brexit trade policy churn is now in full swing.
It was in June that the UK’s then international trade secretary, Liz Truss, proclaimed that a free trade agreement with Britain’s Commonwealth partner New Zealand would be tied up by the end of August We are exactly one month on from that proclaimed deadline, and a UK-NZ trade pact remains …
The London has finally begun face-to-face accession negotiations with the eleven member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, as the UK’s celebrated ‘pivot’ towards the Asia-Pacific region moves closer to reality.
The United Kingdom has made another surprise move in its emerging global trade strategy by floating the idea of acceding to USMCA – the revised North American trade agreement which links the United States, Mexico and Canada. The idea was leaked to the media by aides to prime minister Boris …
An eventful week in the United Kingdom….
The United Kingdom will move “from defence to offense” in its trade policy in a bid to capture the opportunities of a changing global economy, international trade secretary Liz Truss promised today.
The United Kingdom’s hopes of agreeing a bilateral free trade agreement with New Zealand in August were not met. While a deal remains likely, the delay illustrates that the UK’s CPTPP accession will not be totally straightforward.
The United Kingdom’s long-held ambition to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership will take a big step closer to being realised later this month when accession negotiations between London and the 11-nation bloc finally get down to the details.