Trade secretary agrees to set up a commission to oversee trade deals amid growing concern over chlorinated chicken imports.
NZ ready to get heavy with the UK [re CPTPP] 18/06/2020
New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (CPTPP).
The United Kingdom will delay the introduction of border checks on imports from the European Union by as much as six months in a bid to avoid piling on the pain for British business and choking off vital food supplies.
Brexit trade deal with New Zealand will have 'close to zero' benefit to UK economy, government admits 18/06/2020
Deal could lower welfare of the population and shrink GDP.
The news comes despite PM Boris Johnson pledging last year "there won't be checks" created as a result of his tweaked deal.
Cheese, wine, and cars to get more expensive if Brexit talks fail but padlocks to get 2.7% cheaper 19/05/2020
Government announces which tariffs will change after UK leaves single market.
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.
The most important piece of farming legislation to come before parliament in decades included an amendment tabled by Neil Parish, Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, which sought to protect UK farmers from low-standard food imports.
Government Rejects Proposed Ban On 'Poor Quality' US Food Imports After Brexit Transition 13/05/2020
Rishi Sunak accidentally votes against government, but ministers see off attempt to uphold food standards in post-Brexit trade deals.
The U.K. risks failing to recruit the 50,000 customs agents the logistics industry says are needed before Britain’s final parting with the European Union, spelling potential chaos at the country’s busiest border.
Technical note on the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland - European Commission, Task Force for Relations with the Unite Kingdom 30/04/2020
This technical note was transmitted to theEuropean Parliament and Council on 30 April 2020. Published on the UKTF website on Thursday 30 April 2020
Market Access Map - Improving transparency in international trade and market access [trade database]
Identify customs tariffs, tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, regulatory requirements and preferential regimes applicable to your product.
With the NHS under such exceptional pressure during the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Mark Dayan takes a closer look at how these two challenges for the health service might collide, and says there is a case to err on the side of caution.
The increases would come from hefty tariffs on imports and the cost of increased border checks on food coming into the country.
If the UK keeps high standards it could ruin the chance of getting a trade deal with the US.
‘No time to lose’: Food importers tell Boris Johnson to act to prevent price hikes and shortages from hard Brexit 17/02/2020
Retailers reveal ‘mountain of paperwork’ they face – and tell prime minister to strike agreement with EU to minimise damage.
British consumers face higher prices and reduced availability of goods if the government fails to agree pragmatic solutions with the European Union on regulatory checks at ports in any post-Brexit deal, the retail industry’s lobby group warned on Monday.
EU goods will face import controls from Jan 1 2021 after transition period ends, Michael Gove warns 11/02/2020
GOODS coming to Britain from the EU will face import controls from January 1 next year, Michael Gove has warned.
De facto deputy PM says nearly all EU imports will be subject to checks from next year.
Tariffs: What Will a Cut Mean for You? 16/03/2019
The inclusion of cuts in the UK’s announcement of No-Deal Tariffs sent headline writers scrabbling up idiot mountain, each racing to beat the next and plant a flag at peak idiocy by claiming prices were going to plummet or skyrocket.
'I'm not opposed to tariff cuts, but this article ... Flatly misleading. Trade illiterate.' 07/02/2020
'I'm not opposed to tariff cuts, but this article which pretends tariffs are levied on the RETAIL price of a good and that consumers will see a 10% saving at the shops from a 10% tariff cut. / Flatly misleading. Trade illiterate.'
EU chief negotiator responds to PM’s claim that UK will now be free from Brussels regulations.