An overview of key developments in UK trade policy as business and the opposition start looking beyond the 2024 general elections.
Week in London: Badenoch on CPTPP, poor countries hit by steel safeguard, Oklahoma deal
Change is afoot in the UK. Badenoch quizzed as Commons trade committee meets for last time The UK parliament reached the end of a six-year-long era on Wednesday (19 April) as the House of Common’s international trade committee met for its final session. The committee is being disbanded as from …
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.
EU – US post-Brexit agriculture quota reallocation deal edges closer to implementation
USTR Katherine’s Tai’s stopover in Brussels this week resulted not only in the relaunch of the TTC process, but also in the signature of a long-sought deal to partially reallocate the division of EU tariff rate quotas between the United Kingdom and the EU27 – almost two years after the …
Week in London: South Carolina trade MoU, sunflower duties
These are some notable events in UK trade policy this week. UK sign trade and investment ‘mini-deal’ with South Carolina The UK’s policy of seeking trade and investment mini-deals with individual US states is continuing, with a third state now signing a memorandum of understanding with the UK. On a …
Week in London: Indian FTA and nurses, North Carolina MoU, underpaid TRA staffers
Apart from the ratification of the Australia trade agreement and the launch of FTA talks with Israel, here’s what else happened this week in UK trade. UK and India FTA talks make solid progress The UK and India are making good progress towards concluding at least an interim free trade …
Week in London: Fourth UK border check delay, talking with US, dealing with Indiana
The UK still has no control over its customs border vis-à-vis the European Union….And London is trying to get around lack of market access progress with Washington by talking to individual US states.
UPDATED: Week in London: Canada trade talks, US-UK, SPS checks, TCA report
While the big global headlines focus on the still-unfolding big Russia-induced events in Brussels, there is some movement on the UK trade front too. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
US lifts Section 232 tariffs for UK steel imports – but with strings attached
The United States has agreed to lift its Section 232 tariffs on UK steel imports as from 1 June 2022 – but only within an annual tariff rate quota of 500,000 tonnes.