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UK trade update: UK-US long road ahead, Switzerland finance, Australia FTA
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UK trade update: UK-US long road ahead, Switzerland finance, Australia FTA

Truss warns of long road ahead as UK-US FTA talks continue London will not be setting any deadline for concluding its free trade agreement negotiations with the United States, Britain’s international trade secretary Liz Truss has warned. The comment, made in a written statement to the parliament in Westminster following …

Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs
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Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs

The United States are currently threatening new tariffs on neighbours and allies left, right, front and centre. It’s clearly election campaign season for an embattled US president Donald Trump. Signs are European Union efforts to find some form of ‘settlement’ with the US on aircraft subsidies have been in vain, …

WTO members suspicious as UK converts tariff schedules from euros to pounds
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WTO members suspicious as UK converts tariff schedules from euros to pounds

The UK’s new Global Tariff schedule has attracted a suspicious response from Britain’s World Trade Organization partners – especially following confirmation that the government planning to change part of the country’s ‘bound’ tariff schedules from euros to pounds once it leaves the EU’s customs union on 31 December this year. …

UK, US send upbeat notes on services, investment, digital in trade talks
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UK, US send upbeat notes on services, investment, digital in trade talks

The British government has emerged sounding upbeat – perhaps predictably so – from the first round of negotiations for a free trade agreement with the United States, which concluded last Friday. According to International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, the two-week-long round of virtual negotiating sessions were “positive and constructive”, with …

WTO: LDCs plea on medical, food exports, UK in ‘friends of system’ export pledge
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WTO: LDCs plea on medical, food exports, UK in ‘friends of system’ export pledge

There is continued movement around the issue of restrictions on exports of medical products in the World Trade Organization. LDCs call on WTO members not to restrict medical, food exports Benin, on behalf of the group of Least Developed Countries in the World Trade Organization, requested that other members of …