Trade policy

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Dashboard of decline: seven charts that explain Britain’s economic crisis
The UK looks set for a recession and a longer battle with inflation than many of its neighbours. This is why

Phillip Inman

02, Jul, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Brexit led to 14% fall in UK exports to EU in 2021, trade figures say
Goods and services exported to bloc affected by return of customs border, EU commissioner says

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:20 PM

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UK trade deal with Australia amounts to ‘offshoring’ pesticide use, MPs say
Select committee says ministers want to rush through deal allowing food imports that fall below UK environmental standards

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2022 @4:53 PM

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UK to impose steel import tariffs for another two years, government says
Move comes after outgoing ethics adviser expressed concern, but ministers say it will protect domestic industry

Lisa O'Carroll

29, Jun, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Scrapping the NI protocol is just the start. Johnson’s trade wars are Trumpism in action | Simon Jenkins
Brexit has left Britain out on a limb. Yet the PM seems hellbent on alienating our trading partners to boost his own position, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

28, Jun, 2022 @9:26 AM

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TUC issues workers’ rights warning over post-Brexit trade deals
Exclusive: Union organisation says minister in talks with 13 countries with poor track record

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Government wins vote on second reading of Northern Ireland protocol bill – as it happened
Former PM condemns draft legislation; former Tory chief whip says bill ‘trashes our reputation’

Nadeem Badshah (now); Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

27, Jun, 2022 @10:47 PM

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Steel tariffs to be extended despite WTO rules, Boris Johnson indicates
Prime minster says proposed measures to protect British industry are in line with other European countries

Andrew Sparrow in London and Peter Walker in Bavaria

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Brexit: unilateral action on NI protocol ‘not conducive’ to trade deal, warns US
Exclusive: officials’ comments put paid to idea displeasure with UK is limited to Irish caucus on Capitol Hill

Lisa O'Carroll and Julian Borger in Washington

22, Jun, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Northern Ireland protocol: what is the UK and EU’s standoff about?
Disputes over customs checks and trade data are being intensified by the NI protocol bill’s proposed breach of international law

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Jun, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Pressure grows to extend UK steel import quotas
Producers fear losing £150m in annual sales unless government keeps ‘steel safeguards’

Jasper Jolly

14, Jun, 2022 @11:58 AM

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EU poised to take legal action against UK over Northern Ireland protocol bill
Bloc says it will not renegotiate agreement and threatens to take ministers to court for ‘damaging’ unilateral action

Rowena Mason and Daniel Boffey

13, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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