Finance & Trade

  • UK Plans Post-Brexit Replication of Trade Regime

    January 25, 2017

    The UK's UN Ambassador in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, has announced his government's plans to minimize any chance of objections at the World Trade Organization to Britain's trade policy as it departs the EU by, as far as possible, transposing the EU's existing trade arrangements with other countries into UK law.

  • UK-US Leaders Plan Meeting on Post-Brexit Trade

    January 25, 2017

    The Telegraph reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May will be the first foreign leader to visit US President Donald Trump following his inauguration ceremonies to discuss building on US-UK working group conversations to form a free trade deal between the countries after the UK leaves the EU.

  • UK Official Advances Post-Brexit Trade Negotiations

    January 24, 2017

    Asserting that his country's departure from the EU will permit it to build a "free and open network of commerce and trust" with countries around the world, UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox has announced that he is conducting informal negotiations to establish free trade deals with 12 countries following Brexit.

  • UK Welcomes Trump Plans on Post-Brexit Trade

    January 18, 2017

    The office of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed comments from US President-elect Donald Trump predicting that the US and the UK would "very quickly" negotiate a free trade agreement after Britain leaves the EU and has suggested the two countries could engage in short-term "scoping decisions" on trade prior to Brexit.

  • Dutch Official Calls for EU Deal on UK Corporate Taxes

    January 18, 2017

    The Guardian reports that the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Lodewijk Asscher, has asserted he will seek to require the UK to sign up to regulations on corporate tax avoidance, preventing the country from becoming a successful "tax haven" outside of the EU, before agreeing to any post-Brexit EU trade deal with Britain.

  • UK Body Seeks New Financial Deal After Brexit

    January 17, 2017

    TheCityUK, a membership body for financial services companies in Britain, has published a paper calling for the negotiation of a unique arrangement between the UK and the EU on financial services after Brexit that is not necessarily based on current EU regulations permitting financial "passporting" throughout the bloc.

  • Business Group Promotes Post-Brexit UK-Ireland Trade

    January 13, 2017

    The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector trade organization, has organized a British Irish Gateway for Trade service linking businesses in the UK and Ireland to promote continued economic links between the countries following the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Abbott: EU Stymies Free Trade with Outsiders

    January 11, 2017

    In the foreword for a report by UK politicians, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls for Britain to take advantage of its decision to break with the "protectionist" policies of the EU by signing a free trade agreement with Australia and other "economically advanced Commonwealth countries."

  • ECJ Official: EU Members Must Ratify Singapore Trade Deal

    January 05, 2017

    Bloomberg reports that, in a warning sign to UK officials who wish to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the EU following Brexit, an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the EU has issued an opinion finding that all EU member states must approve a trade deal with Singapore before it becomes effective.

  • Australian Official Predicts Quick UK Trade Deal

    January 03, 2017

    Australian High Commissioner to Britain Alexander Downer has called on British officials to proceed quickly with leaving the "protectionist" EU and has predicted that the negotiation of a free trade agreement between Australia and Britain will be "no problem."

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