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CPTPP + US: the emergence of a British trade policy strategy
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CPTPP + US: the emergence of a British trade policy strategy

The United Kingdom left the European Union with the explicit aim of having its own trade policy and agreements. Britain is in business now. The biggest challenge will be handling the domestic politics of farming, procurement, environment and devolution to make London’s emerging trade policy strategy bear fruit. London aims …

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, …

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 …

Troubling talks: have conversations with the US influenced the UK’s hardening Brexit strategy?
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Troubling talks: have conversations with the US influenced the UK’s hardening Brexit strategy?

Have conversations between the United States and the United Kingdom on their future trade agreement over the last two years influenced London’s approach to its future relationship with the EU? Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer have delved into hundreds of pages of documents and found some of its contents quite …