As a full member of the European Union since 1973 the UK has effectively outsourced responsibility for making trade deal deals with other countries to the EU institutions. And those institutions have been busy. The EU now has more than 50 trade deals of various sorts with third countries either in place, partly in place, or pending. A full list can be found on the European Commission’s website here. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial These range from deals with large economies such as Canada and Japan, to middling ones such as Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, to small states such as Moldova and … [Read more...] about How can the UK continue trading on current terms with those third countries covered by EU trade deals?
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Donald Tusk said the EU is ready to offer Britain a “Canada +++” Brexit trade deal on Thursday but warned the UK it would have to show more respect to Brussels to get it. The president of the European Council attacked Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, who recently compared the EU to the Soviet Union at a Conservative Party Conference speech. Mr Tusk, who endured Soviet-imposed communism in Poland, also demanded that Theresa May’s government “get down to business” and solve the Irish border issue to seal the Brexit deal. “From the very beginning, the EU offer has been a Canada+++ deal. Much further-reaching on trade, internal security and foreign policy cooperation,” the former prime minister... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Donald Tusk offers Britain ‘Canada +++’ Brexit trade deal but demands respect
Philip Hammond mocked Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans as a “fantasy world” today as Downing Street attempted to kill off calls for a Canada-style trade deal. The Chancellor said there was no chance of the European Union signing up to an agreement that would cause a hard border with Northern Ireland, saying: “It isn’t about taking back control, it’s about fantasy world.” He also stepped up attacks on Mr Johnson’s suitability to become prime minister, deriding him as a “big picture” politician who was good at “flamboyant” statements but had no grasp of detail. Mr Johnson appeared to hit back with some gentle mockery of his own, allowing himself to be photographed jogging through a wheat field. The images seemed to make fun of Theresa May’s much-mocked claim in the 2017 election campaign that running through a field of wheat as a child was the naughtiest thing she had ever done. Behind the scenes, senior ministers … [Read more...] about Philip Hammond bids to kill off ‘fantasy world’ of Canada-style trade deal
Business By Jamie Robertson BBC World News 25 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45633592 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Free trade comes in many forms.It ranges from single markets to customs … [Read more...] about What is a ‘Canada-style’ trade deal?
ROME—Italy’s new government wants to reject a painstakingly negotiated trade deal between the European Union and Canada, and that is welcome news to Ettore Prandini, a small farmer in Italy’s fertile north. Mr. Prandini, who sells milk to producers of the famed Grana Padano cheese, says his revenue is set to fall by a fifth this year compared with last. He blames the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, which late last year eliminated tariffs between the EU and Canada on many products.... … [Read more...] about Italy Threatens to Bring Down EU-Canada Free Trade Deal