LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will set out in the coming days which European Union trade deals it does not believe will be rolled over before its March 29 exit from the bloc, trade minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday. Britain is seeking to replicate around 40 EU trade deals covering trade with more than 70 countries, but has so far only succeeded in agreeing a handful. “The government is assessing where we are with each of these agreements. Where we believe it will not be possible to fully replicate, we will set out a technical notice in the coming days,” Fox told parliament. Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper … [Read more...] about UK government will set out which EU trade deals will not be…
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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?
The deal signed in Tokyo is the largest ever negotiated by the EU and creates a massive free trade zone, eliminating tariffs for everything from Japanese cars to French cheese. Japan/EU trade deal warning to Trump 17/07/2018 - by Jan van der Made It should be a big boost to Japan and of course to the European economy. Listen It has been in the making for some time but the timing of its signing is no coincidence. It comes just after Monday's visit by EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker to China. The signal is clear: the EU is linking up with Japan, and to a certain extent with China, to form a united front against any US attempts to go it alone. Japan's economy “The EU has been negotiating a deal with Japan where they will be eliminating most tariffs of, winding up eventually to 99 percent of all goods, exported between the EU and Japan,” says Robert Oulds, of the Bruges Research Group, a London-based thinktank. “[Japan is] still a significant … [Read more...] about Japan-EU trade deal a free trade message to Trump
Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with United States president Donald Trump in Washington on Monday. During his welcome speech Trump spoke about the U.S. and the European Union meeting soon to discuss trade agreements. "If we do work it out that will be positive. And if we don't work it out, that will be positive also", Trump said. Rutte could not agree with that. "No", he interrupted. "That's not positive." According to Trump, the United States' relationship with the Netherlands is "better than ever". He immediately started talking about how good the American economy is looking and how they're "very close to making some very good trade deals". "Fair trade deals. I don't want to say good, I want to say fair. Fair trade deals for our tax payers and for our workers and our farmers." In his response, Rutte referred to the close ties between the Netherlands and the U.S. in their long relationship. Jobs and security are the most important themes in his talk with Trump. He … [Read more...] about PM Rutte interrupts Trump on EU trade deal
THERESA MAY is preparing to give another landmark Brexit speech setting out her vision for a future EU trade deal, The Sun can reveal. The major set piece will build on three big speeches that have marked her exit plans so far, with Downing Street eyeing venues that could include a European city. Mrs May will use the yet unknown location to sell her long awaited blueprint for what Britain’s relationship with the EU will finally look like after Brexit. I DON LIKE NATO Leaked documents spark fears President Trump will pull US out of NATO LAGS SCANNED FOR DRUGS Airport-style scanners to be used in jails to stamp out drugs trade DON'T BLAME US Ex-spy boss slams report accusing UK agents of being involved in US torture TAEKWON-NO! Ex-minister's radical plans to teach lags deadly martial arts gets rejected MAY'S SECURITY WARNING EU leaders risk having 'blood on their hands' if they freeze out UK AID FOR HEROES Aid boss pledges international development £14bn budget to help out … [Read more...] about PM to set out her vision for a future EU trade deal in landmark Brexit speech