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US and UK to start trade talks next month to ensure deal soon after Brexit

Trade talks with the US will kick off next month as British officials start to scope out plans for a deal, with the aim of setting up a free trade agreement as soon as possible after Brexit.

  • New Zealand Says United States Open To FTA

    New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay says his visit to Washington DC for high-level trade talks was successful, with the US indicating it is open to a free trade agreement (FTA).

  • CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

    The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the Senior Trade Officials (STO) and the African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) from 12th to 14th and 15th to 16th June 2017, respectively.

  • Buenos Aires calling: WTO faces new challenges

    The upcoming WTO conference is critical for Bangladesh and other Least Developed Countries (LDCs). They are yet to get commercially meaningful duty-free, quota-free market access in all countries of the world. For example, the US denies this facility to them on the plea that negotiations of Doha round are still inconclusive, writes Asjadul Kibria

  • After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says America’s relationship with Africa “has to continue its transition from being ‘AID-based’ to ‘TRADE-based’”.

  • E-commerce, border technology top NAFTA wish list

    “The huge potential of e-commerce in North America for U.S. exporters has yet to be fully realized because of the complexity, cost, and unpredictability of moving low-value, individual shipments across Mexican and Canadian borders,” FedEx Corp. wrote.

  • Vietnam has wisely not put all of its eggs in TPP basket

    In framework of Midterm Vietnam Business Forum, 2017 (VBF), numerous think-tanks as well as faces from business organization, companies… contribute ideas for improving Vietnam economy, in climate of international challenges.

  • New Zealand optimistic about free trade deal with U.S.

    The United States has indicated it is open to a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand, New Zealand's trade minister said on Sunday.

  • Indian farmers' debt wipe demands show why free trade deal with Australia is unlikely

    When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited India two months ago, he made much of reviving stalled free trade talks — but developments in India this week show the prospects of eventual success are remote at best.