This week in UK trade policy offers greater clarity on the government’s trade policy plans for 2022 and on how the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement is working out in practice for Sweden.
UK Australia & NZ
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.
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 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 and New Zealand have “a clear pathway” to reaching agreement on a bilateral free trade agreement in August, the two sides have confirmed in their latest detailed reviews of progress in the talks.
The United Kingdom and New Zealand have said they are confident that they will secure an agreement in principle on a bilateral free trade agreement before the end of the summer.
Further details of the groundbreaking free trade agreement between the UK and Australia have been released by London and Canberra, including on SPS, rules of origin, visas, services, customs, labour and environment.
The United Kingdom has confirmed that it has concluded a free trade agreement with Australia – the first post-Brexit FTA that does not have its roots in an existing EU deal. The main elements of the deal were agreed by UK prime minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott …
It’s not quiet in UK trade this week….
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