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Tensions over role of devolved administrations rise as UK national trade policy takes shape

Exit from the European Union has not only changed the external trade policy landscape for British businesses, but also thrown up some significant challenges in terms of internal trade relations within the United Kingdom. With the overarching framework of the EU’s single market stripped away, the potential has arisen for …

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UK-Canada continuity trade negotiations begin

The most prominent missing piece in the United Kingdom’s ‘trade continuity’ jigsaw is being addressed this week with the launch of negotiations for a free trade agreement with Canada. Britain’s international trade secretary Elizabeth Truss announced on Monday, via Twitter, that trade talks with the Canadians “have commenced”. The UK’s …

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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 …

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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 …