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UK revamps trade advisory groups amidst controversial recruitment of Aussie ex-premier
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UK revamps trade advisory groups amidst controversial recruitment of Aussie ex-premier

The British government has announced a revamp of its trade policy consultative bodies, amid strong indications that controversial former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is set to become a United Kingdom trade ambassador. As London steps up its engagement with trading partners in advance of the ending of the post-Brexit …

India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate
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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate

India has made history (of sorts) by becoming the first country to invoke a ‘peace clause’ on agricultural subsidies agreed at a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in 2013. Officials in Geneva told a meeting of the WTO’s committee on agriculture this week that New Delhi was claiming immunity from …

City of London pins hopes on UK-Australia trade pact to restore regulatory equivalence
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City of London pins hopes on UK-Australia trade pact to restore regulatory equivalence

The City of London is hopeful that the newly-launched free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia could provide a solution to a new regulatory headache facing the British financial services sector. In an uncomfortable echo of the current dialogue between London and Brussels, the UK – together …