A news roundup of Britain’s ever-intensifying trade and investment policy and diplomacy by Chris Horseman.
UK Japan trade agreement: how much tailoring compared to EU deal?
An analysis of the UK Japan trade agreement and how it compares with the pre-existing agreement with the EU. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
Week in London: EU-UK talks resume, food standards, Japan
Future relationship negotiations between London and Brussels have resumed. What comes next. And more on UK trade below!
Autos: UK-Japan deal perks dwarfed by risk of no deal with EU
The British automobile sector has welcomed the conclusion of the UK-Japan free trade agreement United Kingdom and Japan conclude enhanced rollover trade deal – not least its auto annex related to technical standards. But sector representatives have also made clear that its benefits will fade into insignificance if the UK …
United Kingdom and Japan conclude enhanced rollover trade deal
The UK is celebrating its most significant trade diplomacy success to date with the conclusion on Friday (11 September) of a trade agreement with Japan. The deal, which is due to take effect from the start of next year, essentially replicates the terms of the 2019 EU-Japan FTA, which the UK …
UK holds first pre-accession meeting with CPTPP officials
The United Kingdom has held its first formal meeting with the eleven members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, in a signal that London’s Pacific-oriented post-Brexit trade strategy is gradually taking shape.
Cheese tariffs and a resigning Premier: why the UK-Japan trade pact is on hold
The United Kingdom and Japan are set to miss their aim to tie up a trade deal between the two sides by the end of August, amid the disruption of a Japanese prime ministerial resignation – and continuing rows about cheese tariffs. Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi had scheduled a …
UK Japan trade agreement: state of play
The United Kingdom and Japan have pledged to finalise a post-Brexit free trade between the two sides by the end of August, after ministerial level discussions in London late last week failed to resolve all outstanding issues. But Britain’s international trade secretary Elizabeth Truss has promised that the final deal …
CPTPP + US: the emergence of a British trade policy strategy
The United Kingdom left the European Union with the explicit aim of having its own trade policy and agreements. Britain is in business now. The biggest challenge will be handling the domestic politics of farming, procurement, environment and devolution to make London’s emerging trade policy strategy bear fruit. London aims …
CPTPP dimension looms large in UK Japan negotiations
The United Kingdom is facing an early test of its policy of ‘pivoting’ towards trade with the Asia-Pacific region after Japan demanded an early conclusion to its free trade agreement negotiations with London. UK demands on Japan in the area of agriculture could suffer and are expected to be tied …