About: post-Brexit trade

Brexit 12-02-2020

MEPs to greenlight UK trade talks, von der Leyen baffled by ‘Australia’ comparison

EU lawmakers are expected to greenlight on Wednesday (12 February) EU plans to open talks on a post-Brexit partnership with the UK but warned that it will come with strings attached.
Brexit 11-02-2020

Belgium ‘not prepared’ for Brexit effects

Amid all the hot-air about the economic effects of Brexit, the impact on other countries is often lost. Belgium is no exception - the UK is Belgium’s fourth-largest trading partner, responsible for 8% of its exports and 5% of its imports.
Brexit 03-02-2020

Gulf exposed on EU-UK trade talks as Johnson rejects EU pre-conditions

Boris Johnson nudged the United Kingdom towards a hard Brexit on Monday, insisting that the UK would not commit to maintaining EU standards on state aid and labour standards in order to strike a new trade deal with Brussels. But he also said London would not seek to "undermine EU standards" or "engage in dumping".
Brexit 30-01-2020

A Brexit trade deal can be done but new cliff-edges await, warns trade expert

The UK may be just hours away from walking through the EU's exit door but, when it comes to trade, the journey is only just about to start.
Brexit 24-01-2020

Rhetoric without detail marks the UK’s scramble for Africa

The long-awaited UK-Africa investment summit, staged just days before London formally leaves the EU on 31 January, left little to be remembered by. In keeping with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s style, the two-day event was long on optimistic rhetoric but decidedly thin on details
Brexit 24-01-2020

Business leaders urge UK to loosen rules on post-Brexit migration

UK business leaders have urged Boris Johnson’s government to loosen its planned rules for post-Brexit migration, notably by dropping the minimum income needed to live and work in the UK.
Brexit 30-12-2019

Johnson takes control but charts a bumpy Brexit course

The UK will leave the EU in January. But the Article 50 process was always supposed to be the easy bit. In 2020 talks will focus on post-Brexit trade relations, with a tight timetable and the threat of no deal.
Agrifood 28-11-2019

UK faced with EU-US biotechnology dilemma post-Brexit

The question of whether the UK will open its doors to GMOs after Brexit has become more pertinent after EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs on Tuesday (26 November) that in order to secure a trade agreement, the UK would have to agree to maintain a ‘level playing field’ and not undercut EU regulation.
Brexit 15-07-2019

UK trade minister rebukes Johnson over ‘illegal’ UK-US pact

The UK’s International Trade Minister, Liam Fox, has rebuked likely new Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his plans to agree a fast-track UK-US trade deal with Donald Trump, warning that this would break EU law.
Brexit 03-07-2019

Johnson’s WTO Brexit plans ‘naive’, says UK trade chief

The United Kingdom’s trade minister has dismissed as “naïve and unrealistic" the prospect of the country being able to use World Trade Organisation rules to continue trading with the EU after Brexit, in a rebuke to the plans of Boris Johnson, the likely next prime minister.
Economy & Jobs 04-06-2019

Trump offers UK ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal

US President Donald Trump offered the UK on Tuesday (4 June) the prospect of a “phenomenal” trade deal that would more than double trade flows between the UK, but warned that in such a deal, everything would be up for discussion.
Agrifood 28-02-2019

Spaniards seek alternative markets to mitigate impact of no-deal Brexit

The Spanish agri-food sector is extremely concerned about the negative impact of a no-deal Brexit. In an effort to mitigate the financial impact, the sector is already taking measures to curb the “Brexit effect”. EURACTIV’s partner EFE AGRO reports.
Brexit 28-02-2019

UK agrees WTO procurement membership post-Brexit

The UK agreed its first major post-Brexit trade pact on Wednesday (27 February) when the World Trade Organisation confirmed that the UK will join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) as an independent member if it leaves the EU without a Brexit agreement.
Brexit 05-02-2019

UK to ease customs checks on EU goods in event of no-deal Brexit

Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday (5 February).
Brexit 15-01-2019

‘No deal would be more Millennium Bug than Armageddon’, say Brexiteers

The EU may have repeated that the Withdrawal Agreement struck with Theresa May is the only deal on offer but plenty of British MPs do not believe them.
Brexit 15-01-2019

EU-Swiss talks hit impasse, causing Brexit confusion

Talks between Brussels and Berne have been running since 2014 in a bid to formalise the 120 separate accords that have been negotiated between the EU and Switzerland since a 1992 referendum in the Alpine state rejected joining the European Economic Area. But the draft agreement, which was made public in early December, now seems unlikely to become reality.
Brexit 09-01-2019

MPs defeat May, urge her to rule out ‘no deal’ Brexit

UK MPs piled more pressure on Theresa May to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Tuesday (8 January) after inflicting another embarrassing defeat on her.
Brexit 02-01-2019

New US-UK trade deal not possible under draft Brexit plan, US ambassador says

A new trade agreement between London and Washington doesn't look possible under the existing draft Brexit arrangements with Brussels, the US ambassador to London told BBC radio on Monday (31 December).
Brexit 03-10-2018

Rhetoric, Boris and alternate Brexit realities in Birmingham

This October, the Conservative party’s conference in Birmingham has been dominated by the long shadow cast by the Brexit talks. Theresa May’s ministers have spent the week waging rhetorical war on Brussels, lining up to insist that the EU must be the first to blink.
Brexit 21-09-2018

May blames EU for Brexit ‘impasse’ as ‘no deal’ prospects soar

Theresa May pinned the blame firmly on the EU on Friday (21 September) for the ‘impasse’ in the Brexit negotiations, as the prospects of the UK crashing out of the bloc without a deal dramatically increased.
Brexit 03-09-2018

‘No deal’ Brexit would be ‘chaotic and severe’, warns expert group

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would cost the UK four times more than the EU-27 and result in a “chaotic and severe” hit to its economy, experts from the UK in a Changing Europe think-tank concluded in a paper published on Monday (3 September).
Africa 30-08-2018

May’s African tour ends with ‘bicycle guy’ Johnson snub

Theresa May completed the final leg of a charm offensive tour of three sub-Saharan countries on Thursday (30 August), with her Kenyan host appearing to snub her leadership rival Boris Johnson.
Brexit 23-08-2018

Prepare for higher bank costs and customs delays from ‘no deal’ Brexit, London warns

UK businesses and consumers should brace themselves for tariffs, customs bureaucracy and higher bank charges if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, London warned on Thursday (23 August) in its most serious reality check to date.
Brexit 20-08-2018

UK warns of damage to EU without special deal on financial services

The UK has repeated its demands for a post-Brexit agreement on financial services to go way beyond the EU’s current standard with third countries in a new government paper, warning that a ‘hard Brexit’ will damage the EU. The paper...

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