The European Council, representing the EU's 27 member countries, said it adopted the New Zealand pact, setting it up come into force "probably in early 2024" once Wellington ratifies it.
Brexit: three in five export businesses see no positive effect of free-trade deals, government research finds 16/08/2023
The ability to sign free trade deals independently was touted as one of the main positives with Brexit, however agreements with Australia and New Zealand have been predicted to have limited economic impact.
Shadow International Trade Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has written a letter to the government urging ministers raising his concerns over the 'mess' of a trade deal.
ICSA: Sheep farmers ‘hardest hit’ by Brexit 08/03/2023
Sheep farming has been the sector hardest hit by the consequences of Brexit, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA).
Brexit: The scorecard two years on 02/01/2023
So how is it going? In economic terms, the past year has helped differentiate the impact of Covid from the impact of Brexit. / Doing so has exposed a hefty price being paid by many firms, as well as public service employment, for dislocation of Britain from its nearest neighbour's trading bloc.
FUW President Glyn Roberts has described Brexit as a “mess” and says the exit from the EU is one of the factors responsible for the hardships now being faced by farmers across Wales.
Liz Truss had described the deal with Japan as a "landmark moment for Britain" that would boost trade by billions of pounds.
George Eustice pulls no punches as he lays into the former prime minister in parliament, lambasting Ms Truss's achievements as international trade secretary.
The former cabinet member, now a backbencher, admits what many suspected about the post-Brexit sunlit uplands: they were over-promised. / George Eustice, former Environment Secretary, yesterday broke ranks with the government line on the success in forging new trade deals post-Brexit. He portrayed the much lauded flagship deal with Australia as ‘not very good’.
A former Tory minister has admitted a Brexit deal he backed at the time is "not actually a very good deal" and people are fuming.
Brexit has "permanently damaged" the UK economy, former Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders warned as London was deposed as Europe's biggest stock market.
Trade secretary had dismissed predictions by Office for Budget Responsibility. / Rishi Sunak has refused to accept Brexit has damaged the UK's trade with other countries – despite the government's own figures showing a sharp drop.
A significant amount of the UK’s meat production may become non-compliant for export to the EU if proposed changes are implemented, the sheep sector has warned.
Post-Brexit deal with New Zealand goes to Parliament despite ‘concerns’ over removing tariffs 26/10/2022
A post-Brexit deal between the UK and New Zealand will be “formally laid in Parliament” today despite concerns over its impact on UK producers.
What will be the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on food standards in the UK?
Government condemned for trying ‘to rush it through’ – in echoes of Northern Ireland Protocol now being torn up. / MPs should block the Australia trade deal because the government has broken a promise to allow it to be scrutinised properly, a damning report says.
I’m a sheep and cattle farmer in Yorkshire – Brexit has left farmers in fear for their futures 09/06/2022
UK farming is facing an uncertain future, with the end of EU subsidies due to Brexit, followed by the impact of covid and lockdown.
A farmer says the lack of border checks on meat coming into the UK is deeply worrying, as it could be putting the country at risk of diseases like foot and mouth.
Fears for farmers and anger over dropping of pledge to bind Australia to crucial climate temperature limit.
“Clotted cream from Cornwall, Cornish pasties, Cumberland sausage, Welsh lamb and beef, Stilton and Cheddar cheeses - all of which the Prime Minister and Liz Truss were fond to cite - are no longer protected for our trade."
The UK's trade deal with New Zealand has been heavily criticised by Stormont's agriculture minister.
Farmers have warned of "huge downsides" to Boris Johnson's new trade deal with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Lord Debden says agreement ‘completely at odds with everything the government has promised’.
RURAL affairs ministers from Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the UK Government raising concerns about the impact of the Australia trade deal on domestic farmers and producers.