Brexit & UK trade

Brexit Task Force’s deputy to lead trade department of European Commission
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Brexit Task Force’s deputy to lead trade department of European Commission

Sabine Weyand is to become next Director General for Trade, replacing the Frenchman Jean-Luc Demarty. Ms Weyand will lead the European Union’s trade bureaucracy after almost three years in a strategic post as deputy to the European Commission’s Article 50 Task force, the team that negotiated a ‘withdrawal agreement’ with …

Many businesses could 'struggle to stay afloat' after Brexit
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UK ceramics sector vents frustration over Brexit trade policy confusion

A UK manufacturing industry group has written to prime minister Theresa May expressing exasperation at what it sees as a mismatch between MPs’ views on trade policy and industry’s aspirations. The letter, by the British Ceramic Confederation, attacks what it calls a ‘disingenuous’ attempt by a group of MPs to …

Week in Brussels: Andean community, EU-US cheese GIs war, Singapore FTA in Karlsruhe
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Week in Brussels: Andean community, EU-US cheese GIs war, Singapore FTA in Karlsruhe

This column was written with input from Chris Horseman. This has been an eventful week, with EU-US trade frictions, e-commerce, Mercosur, the Energy Charter Treaty, Australia and New Zealand,  and WTO fish talks featuring high on the agenda. Below are other notable developments. Andean countries safeguard commodities exports to UK …