UK-Norway trade deal goes live

13 December 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has suggested that food producers, services companies and exporters to Norway might enjoy a pre-Christmas boost as new UK-Norway trading arrangements have come into effect.

Small firms worried about new EU import checks

9 December 2021

There are now only a few weeks to go until the first working day on which full import controls for EU goods will apply (see New Year warning regarding introduction of full customs controls).

MPs set to examine Gulf and Pacific trade negotiations

2 December 2021

The UK Government has for some time been making clear its intentions to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2022 (see, for example, UK sets out its approach to joining CPTPP).

Quarter of firms trading with Europe considering move to the EU

17 November 2021

Before this week’s episode of Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 titled Did Brexit work for business?, the Institute of Directors (IoD) was asked to carry out a poll about firms’ experiences of trading with the EU since the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force in January.

Think tank pours cold water on UK trade deals

11 November 2021

The UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), a partnership between Chatham House and the University of Sussex, works to support the development of new trade policies in the post-Brexit era.

Government agrees that it is time to “Unlock Africa”

9 November 2021

Led by London-based trade and investment agency Africa House London, a new initiative has been launched in the presence of MPs, Trade Envoys, leaders of major international blue chip businesses and High Commissioners from 18 African states.

Talks between the UK and Italy could boost exports

22 October 2021

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced the start of discussions on a new export and investment partnership between the UK and Italy aimed at boosting trade between the two countries.

UK agrees trade deal with New Zealand

21 October 2021

A comprehensive trade agreement with New Zealand will, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, cut red tape for businesses, end tariffs on UK exports and create new opportunities for tech and services companies.