A new chapter is opening up for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership as the UK prepares to become the bloc’s first acceding member later this year.
Week in London: Turkish ironing boards, new parliament committee, new reports
To save or not to save one single British company from Turkish competition, that is the question. And more in UK trade politics this week below.
Perspectives: Why the EU shouldn’t follow the UK into CPTPP
Now that the UK is set to join the 11 country Asia Pacific trade pact CPTPP, some commentators have suggested the EU should follow. But there are better alternatives for EU CPTPP trade engagement, starting with deepening dialogue on new trade policy issues.
Week in London: CPTPP self-congratulations, call for a thorough think on green trade
More on CPTPP and a call on the UK to start thinking more strategically about its ‘green trade’ strategy.
British CPTPP accession: what was agreed
The United Kingdom has completed negotiations to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, marking a significant step in the development of post-Brexit trade policy.
Week in London: CPTPP’s agriculture quota dilemmas, easing Mode 4, cheap-ish food
More details are emerging on where the final hurdles lie in getting the United Kingdom’s CPTPP accession over the line.
Blog: Canada’s beef with Britain – why the CPTPP accession deal didn’t happen
Pressure from Canada for improved access to the UK’s market for agricultural products is blocking the conclusion of talks on UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to people close to the negotiations. There had been hopes, widely reported in some media, that last week’s …
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: UK non response to US subsidies, CPTPP push, EU slap-back tool almost ready
The United Kingdom is ever clearer in articulating its trade policy priorities.
Week in London: Falconer’s CPTPP vision, potato seeds, Chinese glass fibre and steel
Here the latest on the UK trade policy beat.