International trade

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Rise in China’s imports and exports eases fears over global growth
Better-than-expected figures for June come as Covid lockdown measures ease worldwide

Julia Kollewe

13, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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UK must match rhetoric with action on China’s treatment of Uyghurs, say MPs
Foreign affairs committee calls for import ban on products from Xinjiang, where it says there is ‘industrial-scale forced labour’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

07, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK-EU relations deteriorate again after ‘strange’ David Frost remarks
Irish foreign minister hits out at Brexit minister over provocative article on Northern Ireland protocol

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

04, Jul, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Irish taoiseach urges No 10 to match EU generosity over NI protocol
Micheál Martin says the UK must engage with the bloc after extension of grace period for movement of chilled meats

Mattha Busby

03, Jul, 2021 @4:04 PM

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UK steel industry welcomes extension of protectionist tariffs
Ministers overrule Trade Remedies Authority to defend sector against cheap imports, notably from China

Rob Davies

01, Jul, 2021 @9:29 AM

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Sausage war truce leaves EU and UK with much to chew on
Analysis: mutually-agreed temporary fix is welcome but both sides have very different views of way forward

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

30, Jun, 2021 @2:35 PM

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EU agrees to delay Brexit meat checks in Northern Ireland
Decision allows continued movement of chilled meat products between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until 30 September

Jennifer Rankin

30, Jun, 2021 @2:34 PM

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UK making trade deals with countries abusing workers’ rights, says TUC
TUC says UK should use its leverage to ensure countries respect labour and human rights

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jun, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Northern Ireland voters split on need for Brexit checks, poll reveals
High political stakes in NI protocol shown in research released hours before unveiling of new UK-EU deal

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

29, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The case for Brexit was built on lies. Five years later, deceit is routine in our politics | Will Hutton
We are all belittled by those determined to push partisan rightwing views

Will Hutton

27, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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£17bn of UK arms sold to rights’ abusers
Weapons licensed for export to two-thirds of states on ‘not free’ register, including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Mark Townsend, Home Affairs editor

27, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Recipe for inflation: how Brexit and Covid made tinned tomatoes a lot dearer
Combine the pandemic with rising raw material costs, stir in a labour shortage, a twist of Brexit, add a pinch of poor weather and voila …

Zoe Wood

26, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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