The United Kingdom’s free trade negotiations agreement with Australia are making progress – but addressing the realities of the economic and political sensitivities of each side is clearly proving to be hard work.
UK Australia & NZ
The British government has been challenged to translate its free trade rhetoric into action by boosting market access opportunities for New Zealand exporters as part of the free trade deal currently under negotiation between the two sides.
This is an exceptional second edition of our Week in London column – focused on domestic trade issues and UK talks with everyone else except the EU….
An overview of key developments in British trade policy this week by Chris Horseman.
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The future free trade agreement between the UK and Australia must provide “provide a pathway to tariff- and quota-free trade across the board”, including for sensitive agricultural products, according to the country’s High Commissioner to the UK, George Brandis.
By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman. Key trade policy developments in the EU and Britain to watch out for in the coming week. A special status report on the EU-UK negotiations will be released separately.
Chris Horseman on the key developments in British trade policy this week.
The hard work starts this week for trade negotiators from the United Kingdom and Australia, with the two sides embarking on a second round of talks on a bilateral free trade agreement.
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.