Trade Deal

Beware a shotgun trade deal that compromises UK standards, warns Barry Gardiner

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Food firms should beware a ‘shotgun US trade deal’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should beware the threats of “shotgun trade deals” with the US and other trading partners, warned Barry Gardiner, shadow secretary of state for international trade.

The EU-Canada trade deal – regarded by some as a post-Brexit model for the UK – took seven years to negotiate

European food firms hail EU-Canada trade deal

By Michael Stones

European food and drink manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope has welcomed the signing of an EU trade deal with Canada, viewed by some as a model for the UK’s trade arrangements with the union after Brexit.

A UK trade deal with the EU could be frustrated by 'east European vested interests'

Brexit impact

EU trade deal to be delayed by ‘east Europeans’

By Michael Stones

The vested interests of east European Member States will delay and frustrate the UK’s bid to conclude a swift trade deal with the EU, an EU insider told a meeting organised by the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) yesterday (June 28).


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