Trade policy

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Council on hook ‘for £10m’ over border post left in limbo by Brexit
The £25m port facility was built to fit government plans but stands empty while new border strategy is delayed

Joanna Partridge

30, May, 2023 @8:40 AM

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More than half of voters now want Britain to forge closer ties with the EU, poll reveals
Dramatic reversal in public opinion seen even in those constituencies that recorded the highest votes to leave

Toby Helm

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Brexit food trade barriers have cost UK households £7bn, report finds
LSE researchers estimate that extra barriers on EU food imports have pushed up bills by £250 on average

Phillip Inman

24, May, 2023 @3:34 PM

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Imports of ivory from hippos, orcas and walruses to be banned in UK
Ministers to close loophole in 2018 Ivory Act that means animals other than elephants can be targeted

Helena Horton

23, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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UK fruit exports to EU have dropped by more than half since Brexit
Exports of fruit fell from £248.5m in year to March 2021 to £113.8m in 12 months to March 2023

Lisa O'Carroll Brussels correspondent

22, May, 2023 @2:59 PM

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British foods awaiting protected status in Japan despite Liz Truss promise
Exclusive: three years after Truss boasted of securing status in trade deal, products such as Cornish pasties can still be copied

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

21, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sunak to urge G7 support for collective action against ‘economic coercion’
Leaders expected to form council that will discuss response if states such as Russia and China boycott trade for political reasons

Rowena Mason in Hiroshima

19, May, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Rishi Sunak arrives in Japan to announce defence pact
PM also says Japanese businesses have invested £18bn in UK as he visits country for G7 summit

Rowena Mason in Tokyo

18, May, 2023 @6:23 AM

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No chlorinated chicken or hormone-fed beef in future trade deals, Sunak vows
PM to tell farmers he will never do a trade deal that includes practices associated with US factory farms

Lisa O'Carroll and Helena Horton

16, May, 2023 @8:46 AM

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Kemi Badenoch flying to Switzerland to discuss post-Brexit trade deal
Business and trade secretary to meet Swiss counterpart on Monday to boost trade between two ‘services superpowers’

Zoe Wood

14, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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UK MPs urge minister to do more to free Hongkongers’ trapped savings
First British ministerial visit to Hong Kong since Chinese crackdown focused on attracting investment

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

10, May, 2023 @11:28 AM

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Longer lorries to be allowed on Britain’s roads despite safety warnings
New laws to permit vehicles up to 18.55 metres long, but campaigners say they will increase fatal accidents

Joanna Partridge

10, May, 2023 @9:29 AM

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