The United Kingdom is planning to cut tariffs on U.S. agricultural imports to advance progress on a free trade agreement, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
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.
As EU and US negotiations continue, how many deals have been made and what proportion of UK trade do they cover?
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.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
International trade minister Liz Truss is reportedly preparing a “big concession package” to secure a trade deal with Donald Trump and the United States.
Confidential documents cannot be revealed until five years after a deal is in force.
SNP calls for opposition parties to back two-year Brexit transition extension due to coronavirus crisis 05/05/2020
United opposition would ‘send a powerful message to our European friends,’ says MP Ian Blackford — as ministers insist there’s no reason to change timetable.
An open letter from joint CEOs Miriam Turner and Hugh Knowles to the Department of Trade on possible trade deals with the US.
Should the aim be limiting damage or designing a bold future? / Japanese negotiators remain skeptical about the U.K.’s ability to handle multiple FTA negotiations simultaneously / What is evident, however, is that no country wants to conclude a definitive trade deal with the U.K. without knowing the final shape of the EU-U.K. partnership.
The government will need to hire at least one new negotiator every day until June to plug the staffing gap, in a situation branded "farcical and a real risk".
Luxury carmaker Bentley (VOWG_p.DE) said free trade with Europe not the United States was its priority as Britain negotiates its new relationship with the European Union...
The government has estimated a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States would boost the UK economy by 0.16% over the next 15 years.
Boost to UK economy from US trade deal could be 450 times smaller than loss from no-deal Brexit, government analysis finds 03/03/2020
Official document puts likely benefits of free trade agreement with Donald Trump at below 0.2 per cent of GDP – and possibly as little as 0.02 per cent.
Admission lays bare limited benefits of ‘ambitious’ agreement with Donald Trump.
Brexit could cost the UK up to 30 times more than it will gain back from striking a Trump trade deal 02/03/2020
Brexit could cost the UK economy up to 30 times as much as the country hopes to gain back from securing a new trade deal with US President Donald Trump, official figures suggest.
If the UK keeps high standards it could ruin the chance of getting a trade deal with the US.
"opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt..." - Minette Batters, NFU 26/02/2020
"To sign up to a trade deal which results in opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane."
Sidestepping agreement on Northern Ireland could put trade deal with US at risk, Johnson warned 23/02/2020
Ministers ‘must not be allowed to sidestep their responsibilities,’ says Sinn Fein MP.
Concerns raised after reports negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreement.
Shortened trade talks will result in ‘flimsy’ deal, former British prime minister says
Ministers refuse to release secret studies believed to show little gain from trade deals with US and Asia 16/02/2020
‘If the government thought it had a very strong case they would publish these studies ... it’s an indication that there’s nothing there’