Trade

No-deal Brexit would hit economy harder than Covid, says OBR
Boris Johnson returns to Number 10, Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting.
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No-deal Brexit would hit economy harder than Covid, says OBR

Watchdog predicts that failure to reach trade agreement will damage sectors which are surviving pandemic
26 Nov 2020
Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks
Stilton blue cheese
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Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks

Negotiations stall as Liz Truss seeks preferential treatment for British blue cheese makers
11 Aug 2020
UK and Japan rush to secure trade deal: what is in it?
Liz Truss
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UK and Japan rush to secure trade deal: what is in it?

Post-Brexit negotiations about cars, financial services - and whisky - are set to conclude this weekend
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’
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Instant Opinion: ‘the final battle to keep our beloved NHS’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 4 August
4 Aug 2020
Britain to seek membership of Pacific trade bloc
Liz Truss
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Britain to seek membership of Pacific trade bloc

Liz Truss says ‘Britain is back’ as government outlines post-Brexit trading plans
18 Jun 2020
What is on Donald Trump’s agenda in India?
Modi and Trump
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What is on Donald Trump’s agenda in India?

US president is making his first official trip to the world’s most populous democracy
24 Feb 2020
Post-Brexit trade talks: what each side wants
Boris Johnson and Michel Barnier
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Post-Brexit trade talks: what each side wants

UK wants same terms EU has previously offered other countries
17 Feb 2020

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Post-Brexit trade: what are freeports?
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Post-Brexit trade: what are freeports?

Government planning new low-tax zones in bid to boost economic growth
10 Feb 2020
UK to prioritise sovereignty over frictionless trade
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UK to prioritise sovereignty over frictionless trade

Boris Johnson to tell EU he will accept additional checks and red tape in return for sovereignty
31 Jan 2020
Will EU judges rule on post-Brexit agreements?
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Will EU judges rule on post-Brexit agreements?

Leaked document suggests Brussels wants European Court of Justice to have final say on any trade deal disputes with UK
28 Jan 2020
UK and US risk ‘diplomatic war’ over Huawei
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UK and US risk ‘diplomatic war’ over Huawei

Boris Johnson set to defy Donald Trump’s warnings and grant Chinese tech giant access to Britain’s superfast network
27 Jan 2020
Brexit trade talks: what happens next?
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Brexit trade talks: what happens next?

Businesses beg for certainty but negotiations with EU may still be months away
21 Jan 2020
Is a UK-EU trade deal this year possible?
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Is a UK-EU trade deal this year possible?

As MPs pass the Withdrawal Bill, The Week looks at whether the prime minister’s deadline is realistic
10 Jan 2020
Why China has its eyes on Greece
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Xi Jinping, China, Greece
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Why China has its eyes on Greece

Western powers wary as Athens agrees further investment from Beijing
12 Nov 2019
Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa
Vladimir Putin and Abiy Ahmed
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Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa

The first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum takes place this week
23 Oct 2019
US set to impose tariffs on $7.5bn of European goods
Airbus
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US set to impose tariffs on $7.5bn of European goods

World Trade Organisation ruling is the latest chapter in a 15-year dispute between Boeing and Airbus
3 Oct 2019
Austria blocks EU trade deal with South America
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Austria blocks EU trade deal with South America

MPs deal blow to agreement 20 years in the making by demanding a government veto
20 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘MPs must do it takes to stop no deal'
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Instant Opinion: ‘MPs must do it takes to stop no deal'

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 August
19 Aug 2019
John Bolton says UK is ‘first in line’ for US trade deal
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John Bolton says UK is ‘first in line’ for US trade deal

Security adviser says he and Trump were ‘leavers before there were leavers’
13 Aug 2019
Mongolia: the next global power player?
Mongolia
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Mongolia: the next global power player?

US Defence Secretary given horse during visit to Ulaanbaatar - but Washington appears to be seeking bigger rewards
9 Aug 2019
China’s currency crisis explained
A Chinese bank employee counts 100-yuan notes and US dollar bills at a bank counter.
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China’s currency crisis explained

US accuses Beijing of deliberately weakening the yuan to gain unfair trading advantages
6 Aug 2019
US Republicans back post-Brexit trade deal
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US Republicans back post-Brexit trade deal

More than 40 senators offer major boost to Boris Johnson as fears of impact on UK food standards and NHS grow
5 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Are we due another recession?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Are we due another recession?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 29 July
29 Jul 2019
Could ‘free ports’ boost post-Brexit trade?
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Could ‘free ports’ boost post-Brexit trade?

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt accused of trying to turn UK into tax haven
3 Jul 2019
What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?
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What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?

US lobbyists seek changes to UK standards amid fears rush for quick trade deal could see protections weakened
30 Jan 2019
Where are all the post-Brexit trade deals?
Liam Fox
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Where are all the post-Brexit trade deals?

Liam Fox promised up to 40 trade deals by 29 March 2019 but so far they have failed to materialise
24 Jan 2019
MPs and peers rack up £430,000 trade bill
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MPs and peers rack up £430,000 trade bill

Hit to taxpayers which includes flights and hotels for 32 envoys doubled in year after Brexit vote
2 Jan 2019
Should Liam Fox withdraw from Saudi trade summit?
Liam Fox
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Should Liam Fox withdraw from Saudi trade summit?

UK trade secretary under mounting pressure amid growing diplomatic scandal
18 Oct 2018
Canada, US and Mexico reach deal to replace Nafta
US, Canada and Mexico agree on Nafta replacement at eleventh hour
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Canada, US and Mexico reach deal to replace Nafta

Canada signs on just hours before self-imposed midnight deadline
1 Oct 2018
Brexit: what is Plan A+ and do its numbers add up?
Jacob Rees-Mogg looks on as David Davis unveils Plan A+
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Brexit: what is Plan A+ and do its numbers add up?

Leading Brexiteers unveil post-Brexit trade plan they claim will ‘set Britain free’ as critics question the maths
25 Sep 2018
Radical right-wing US-UK post-Brexit trade plan revealed
LIam Fox greets Donald Trump during his visit to the UK in the summer
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Radical right-wing US-UK post-Brexit trade plan revealed

Think tanks linked to Trump and Liam Fox want foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire
19 Sep 2018
EU and Japan sign free trade deal
Donald Tusk, Shinzo Abe and Jean-Claude Junker sign the trade deal on Tuesday
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EU and Japan sign free trade deal

Both sides hope wide-ranging agreement will act as counterweight to Trump’s protectionist forces
18 Jul 2018
Brexit: why is the government favouring goods over services?
Much attention has focused on what will happen at UK ports after Brexit
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Brexit: why is the government favouring goods over services?

Business leaders write to PM urging her to protect professional services after Brexit
4 Jul 2018
Leading economists warn Donald Trump of ‘ruinous’ trade war
Donald Trump vowed to bring jobs back to the American 'rust-belt' during his presidential campaign
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Leading economists warn Donald Trump of ‘ruinous’ trade war

All those polled said tariffs would hurt far more Americans than they would help
19 Mar 2018
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