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The United Kingdom - Côte d’Ivoire sign economic partnership agreement
The United Kingdom and Côte d’Ivoire signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Thursday, maintaining existing trade arrangements.
Zimbabwe ratifies EPA with UK
Zimbabwe has ratified an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the United Kingdom in a deal expected to promote reciprocal trade concessions between Harare and London.
On eve of UK deadline, trade talks with EU still stalled
On the eve of a European Union summit that British Prime Minister had set as a deadline to seal a post-Brexit trade agreement, talks remained in a deep rut over fundamental differences on the issues of state aid and fisheries.
UK Trade Secretary to visit Japan for signing free trade agreement
The signing of the agreement will reportedly take place on October 23. The Japanese parliament will then have until year-end to ratify it.
UK-Australia FTA needs more scrutiny and better food and environmental protections
UK civil society groups respond to Liz Truss’s statement on UK-Australia trade deal negotiations.
Campaigners in last-ditch push to protect farming standards post-Brexit
Farmers say UK food safety and animal welfare could be compromised as agriculture bill returns to parliament
Japan-UK economic partnership pact likely to be signed on October 23 - Sources
Tokyo has said it is aiming for the deal to come into force on Jan. 1, after reaching a broad trade agreement with Britain on Sept. 11.
Johnson’s weekend diplomacy leaves EU trade deal in balance
As crunch week begins, officials unclear progress will be made. Talks to resume on Monday ahead of key EU summit on Thursday.
Ukraine and Britain sign agreement on free trade, political cooperation, and strategic partnership
Ukraine and Britain have signed an agreement on political cooperation, free trade, and strategic partnership.
The UK-SACUM economic partnership agreement
In the SACUM-UK EPA, commitments on tariffs for both the UK and SACUM have been transitioned from the SADC-EU EPA without changes.
EU ready to call Johnson bluff, betting he won’t quit talks
The European Union has no plans to offer concessions to Boris Johnson before next week’s Brexit deadline, betting that the UK prime minister won’t make good on threats to walk away from trade negotiations if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Japan-UK trade deal keeps low tariffs for cars made with EU parts
The economic partnership agreement between Japan and the UK will maintain preferential tariffs for industrial products manufactured with components made in the European Union in a win for Japanese automakers.
Zelensky, Johnson to sign new large Ukraine-UK strategic partnership deal – envoy
Ukraine-UK agreement on political cooperation, free trade and strategic partnership, which will be signed in London, contains hundreds of pages.
Day of action against the US trade deal
Saturday 24 October: Take action against the US trade deal to protect services, standards, rights and democracy!
Britain open to Aussie-style EU trade deal but Australia wants more
Australia is far from happy with its arrangements with the EU and is pushing for the better market access that only a fully-fledged trade deal with the wealthy 27-member bloc would bring.
EU, UK to step up Brexit talks to try to close ’significant gaps’ over trade deal
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the EU’s executive, Ursula von der Leyen, agreed to step up Brexit talks to close “significant gaps” barring a new trade partnership.
EU launches legal action against UK for breaching Brexit deal and international law
The backdrop to all of this is that trade talks between London and Brussels are entering their final phase.
Vietnam backs UK to join TPP in Hanoi talks
The United Kingdom said it has Vietnam’s support to join a trans-Pacific trade deal, a boost for the country facing the dire economic impacts of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic.
UK and EU pharma call for medicines to be prioritised in Brexit trade talks
They have both emphasised the need for trade talks to mitigate medicine supply chain disruptions following Brexit.
EU negotiators willing to work on legal agreement with UK - The Times
European Union negotiators have signaled that they are willing to begin work on a joint legal text of a trade agreement with the UK.