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# trade deal

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Liz Truss admits talks with US on free trade deal will not resume for years
The UK prime minister says her trade priority is striking agreements with India and the Gulf states.
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Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks
British farmers can now sell the US lamb, though.
Varadkar refuses to put timeline on CETA Dáil vote but says rejecting it would be 'own goal'
He said that rejecting the deal would send out “the wrong message to the world”
Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns
The two administrations say the deal risks having a disproportionate impact on domestic farmers.
Green Party Dáil split vote on CETA avoided (for now at least)
The controversial EU-Canada trade deal is to be examined by the EU Affairs Committee.
Johnson wins backing of Brexiteers for trade deal, who say agreement 'preserves UK's sovereignty'
They concluded that the agreement ‘preserves the UK’s sovereignty as a matter of law’.
EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January
Cabinet is expected to meet later today to discuss the deal.
Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he is “hopeful” of an agreement.
Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
Four Navy patrol vessels have been put on standby to guard British fishing waters if there is no agreement.
A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.
Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible
Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
Explainer: Is this the final throw of the dice before a post-Brexit deal is struck?
Why have things flared up this weekend, and are we actually close to an EU-UK trade deal?
Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.
Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'
The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.
Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit
The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.
Checks on agri-food goods will take place between Britain and the North, minister confirms
Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.
The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan
The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’
European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.
Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks
The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.
Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’
The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.
Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.
British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America
George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.
Macron 'not sure' a trade deal between Europe and Britain can be agreed before the end of the year
Britain and the EU are about to embark on negotiations aiming to hammer out a trade agreement by the end of December.
Boris Johnson to tell Brussels he is prepared to accept border checks in no-deal like scenario
Boris Johnson is prepared to accept a trade deal akin to a no-deal arrangement from the European Union.
Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight
He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.
Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.
Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off
The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.
Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline
“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.
China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US
The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.
'This deal ... you can't do it': Downing Street defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning
Trump also launched an attack on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn last night.
Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland
Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.
Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote
Fianna Fáil voted against the Mercosur deal.
Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland
The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.
'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries
The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.
US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China
Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free.
Boris Johnson sets out his 'Super Canada' Brexit plan
The plan will put pressure on Theresa May ahead of the Conservative Party conference.
Trump says 'really good deal' reached with Mexico on trade
Negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement.
EU and Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers
The “landmark” EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone.
UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit - Macron says
He warned that it could only happen if it accept the single market preconditions.
Cars for beef: Japan and the EU have signed a 'huge' trade deal but not everyone's happy
Both parties think it will give a boost to their economies.
Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal
The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.