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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.

  • Vietnam's Phuc: Options for TPP tweaks 'still under consideration'

    Vietnam is mulling which sections of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement can be renegotiated after the withdrawal of the U.S., Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in an interview on the sidelines of the conference.

  • Vietnam eyeing to expand trade with PHL–official

    Trade Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo said Vietnam is in discussions with the Philippine government for the sourcing of textiles.

  • Seminar discusses furniture exports to EU

    Once the EU-Việt Nam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA-FLEGT) comes into force, there will be opportunities for Việt Nam to export more wooden products to Europe and other markets, delegates told a seminar in HCM City on Tuesday.

  • S.Korea firms say customs rules still bothersome

    South Korean business executives in a dialogue on June 13 with the HCMC Customs Department complained the prevailing customs regulations are difficult to comply with and requested such rules be further streamlined.

  • The Brexit negotiations need to result in an end position of unilateral free trade

    RUTH Davidson is either confused or is deliberately obfuscating on Brexit (“Scottish Tories ready to flex their muscles”, The Herald June 12). Weekend reports had her demanding an "open Brexit" that prioritises free trade over limiting immigration, but, alternatively, having access as now to the single market and staying out of the Common Fisheries Policy (the "Norway model"). These two positions are contradictory because the EU is designed solely to be a protectionist bloc.

  • Britain's chaos means Australia needs a smart path to EU FTA

    Last week's election results in the United Kingdom makes free trade agreements between Australia and the EU and Britain much harder, with Britain unable to influence EU thinking in Australia's favour, and itself too distracted by an uncertain Brexit to pursue any bilateral trade deals of its own.

  • Việt Nam-EU trade up 16.2 per cent in five months

    Two-way trade between Việt Nam and the European Union (EU) grew 16.2 per cent year-on-year in the first five months of 2017, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

  • Swiss envoy urges PH to ratify free trade deal with EFTA

    Swiss Ambassador Andrea Reichlin has urged the Philippines to ratify the free trade agreement (FTA) with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in order for the deal to become enforceable.