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.

  • EU-Japan trade deal learns nothing from ‘TTIP mistakes’

    The European Commission is negotiating a free trade deal with Japan behind closed doors. Critics complain that Brussels has learned nothing from the controversy surrounding CETA and TTIP. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • China, Singapore seek to expedite RCEP trade talks

    China and Singapore will do their best to expedite talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Singapore's foreign minister said, calling the potential pact a statement on the importance of free trade.

  • APEC seeks ways to boost free trade

    Vietnam Economic News’ Nhat Quang recorded the opinions of APEC senior officials on the sidelines of their second meeting (SOM 2) in Hanoi last month. Most of them believe the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will open up big opportunities not only for the Vietnamese economy but also for businesses to integrate into the regional and global economies.

  • Angela Merkel Hopes to Agree EU-Mexico Free Trade Deal This Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she hoped the European Union and Mexico will agree a free trade deal by the end of this year, during a press briefing in Mexico City.


    We are still more than two months away from the much-anticipated renegotiation on NAFTA starting on August 16 by the Trump administration, but the opening round has already occurred, resulting in a June 6 settlement by the U.S. Commerce Department with Mexico over that country’s dumping of government-subsidized sugar on U.S. markets.

  • Sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) kicks off

    The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organizing the sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum from 5-10 June 2017 in Niamey.

  • Merkel, Macri emphasise multilateralism and free trade

    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel made it abundantly clear yesterday that her country is on the lookout for new partners, that Argentina could play that role and that institutions such as the G20 are of primary importance in the face of rising protectionism and unilateralism.

  • European free trade deal talks paused over Trudeau's insistence on investor-state provision

    The Norwegian government has put a pause on 'free trade' talks given the Trudeau government's demand for an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision in the Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) agreement.