Tag: postBrexit

UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Image caption UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss called the deal “historic” The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade deal after signing an agreement in principle with Japan which aims to boost trade by about £15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was an “historic moment”. She said it would bring “new wins” for British businesses in manufacturing,… Read more →

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Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles

Image copyright Getty Images The government has urged pharmaceutical firms to have six weeks’ worth of drugs stockpiled, in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. In a letter to medical suppliers, the Department of Health and Social Care said there would be no extension to the transition period after 31 December. The DHSC acknowledged that global supply… Read more →

US cars ‘must be left out of post-Brexit trade deal’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners are concerned about pedestrian safety standards for US vehicles Safety experts are urging the UK government to exclude American cars from any post-Brexit trade deal. They say imported vehicles should meet British safety standards for accidents with pedestrians, cyclists and children. UK PM Boris Johnson has indicated he expects cars to be included… Read more →

UK to start post-Brexit trade talks with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Shinzo Abe at the 2019 G7 Summit The UK and Japan are set to begin talks on Tuesday aimed at reaching agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal. The negotiations come as London and Tokyo work towards replacing the agreement Britain currently has with Japan through the European Union. Without… Read more →