Tag: Talks

Brexit trade talks: Deal can and must be made, says CBI boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Carolyn will step down as CBI boss in November A post-Brexit trade deal “can and must be made”, the organisation representing British businesses has said ahead of further UK-EU trade talks on Monday. Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the boss of the Confederation of British Industry, said it was the time for “the spirit of… Read more →

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Trade talks: Why chicken, cheese, and cod are a tricky menu

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WTO tariffs on dairy products average more than 35% Coronavirus permitting, there’ll be fireworks and parties to mark the arrival of 2021. But as the clock strikes midnight, it’ll also mark the end of the Brexit transition period. Trading relationships that have been in place for years will go up in smoke. Civil servants… Read more →

Fears for Brexit deal as talks near deadline

Katya AdlerEurope editor @BBCkatyaadleron Twitter Related Topics EU-UK post-Brexit trade talks image copyrightAFP image captionThere are fears that customs tariffs could lead to big queues in Dover EU diplomats in Brussels wake up this morning with a sore head. The government has thrown a number of political grenades across the Channel over the space of a few hours. First: a… Read more →

New Zealand ‘frustrated’ over UK trade talks, says deputy PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Peters, leader of the populist New Zealand First party, is also the country’s foreign minister. New Zealand is “very frustrated” with the pace of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, the country’s deputy prime minister has said. Winston Peters said the UK’s EU membership had not left it “match fit” to negotiate its… Read more →

TikTok: Microsoft pauses talks on buying US arm – reports

A possible sale of Chinese-owned TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft is reportedly on hold after Donald Trump vowed to ban the video-sharing app. A sale was thought close to agreement, but was put in doubt after the US president’s warning on Friday. The Wall Street Journal said Microsoft had now paused talks despite TikTok owner ByteDance making last ditch efforts… Read more →