Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi pledge to double UK-India trade

Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi commit to DOUBLING UK-India trade over the next decade as part of ‘quantum leap’ in relations as they agree visa plan to allow young professionals to live and work in each other’s countries Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi held a virtual bilateral meeting this afternoon Two leaders pledged to pursue … Read more

Britain ‘WON’T lower beef standards to secure a trade deal’

Britain ‘WON’T lower beef standards to secure a trade deal’ – but we could be drinking cheaper wine from Australia Australia has been pushing for the move as part of a new trade deal with the UK Liz Truss said that food standards was an issue she would not be giving way on  Miss Truss did … Read more

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER under new trade deal

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER in the UK under terms of new trade deal she is agreeing with Canberra The ‘vast majority’ of a free trade deal with Australia has been agreed Ms Truss said that it included provisions that would make wine cheaper here Also opens up  … Read more

Live PARROTS transported across Andes were used for feather trade in Atacama Desert 900 years ago

Parrots were carried across the Andes almost 1,000 years ago so vendors could sell their colourful feathers to customers in the Atacama desert, a study has found.  Analysis of six mummified species revealed they were carried more than 300 miles from their native region in the eastern Amazon to the arid land across the mountains. … Read more

Boris Johnson could face defeat in vote over trade deals with ‘growing threat’ China

Boris Johnson faces a potential defeat at the hands of his own backbenchers in the Commons tonight over his softly-softly approach to China amid international fury at its treatment of the Uighur Muslims. MPs will vote later on an amendment to legislation that would limit the Government’s ability to strike agreements with countries involved in … Read more

Every pub and restaurant will be allowed to erect a MARQUEE to boost trade after lockdown 

Get ready for an ale fresco summer! Every pub and restaurant will be allowed to erect a MARQUEE to boost trade after lockdown Robert Jenrick will announce the move as a £56 million ‘welcome back’ initiative  Ministers announced £100 million support for reopening of local authority gyms It is hoped move will help hospitality sector … Read more

NHS covid tests for sale on eBay and other online markets in ‘illegal and reprehensible’ trade

People are picking up NHS Covid tests for free and reselling them on eBay in ‘illegal and reprehensible’ trade, investigation finds The Government says it is illegal to sell lateral flow testing kits for personal gain Online firm eBay has since removed dozens of adverts for kits from its website DHSC urges people to avoid … Read more

Revealed…how EU red tape is robbing our airlines of trade

British airlines that fly professional footballers, packages, PPE and car parts around Europe in chartered jets have lost as much as 70 per cent of their business to EU rivals this year because of Brussels red tape, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.  Some have been so badly penalised by the EU’s response to Brexit … Read more

Post-Brexit trade: US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton imports from UK

US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton as trade deal with Britain inches closer – two months after Liz Truss axed fees on American imports US said millions worth of tariffs on Scotch and other goods would be suspended Cashmere and cheese are also set to benefit from the American relaxation Comes a month … Read more

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak announces eight new freeports to boost international trade

Rishi Sunak today unveiled the eight sites for the first freeports to be created in England. The Chancellor used the Budget to confirm the locations of the ‘special economic zones’ that were first announced in the Tories’ 2019 election manifesto.  East Midlands Airport, the Suffolk ports of Felixstowe and Harwich, the Humber region in Yorkshire, … Read more