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UK says it has agreement with #Japan on core elements of trade deal

UK says it has agreement with #Japan on core elements of trade deal

| August 10, 2020

Britain and Japan have reached consensus on core elements of a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal which the two countries hope to seal in principle later this month, British Trade Minister Liz Truss said on Friday (7 August),writes William Schomberg. “Negotiations have been positive and productive, and we have reached consensus on the major elements of […]

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EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

| August 3, 2020

The EU-Vietnam trade agreement, the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has concluded with a developing country, applys as of 1 August. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “The European economy needs now every opportunity to restore its strength after the crisis triggered by the coronavirus. Trade agreements, such as the one becoming […]

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#EESC outlines the key role of trade in promoting a sustainable economic recovery from the #COVID-19 crisis

#EESC outlines the key role of trade in promoting a sustainable economic recovery from the #COVID-19 crisis

| July 29, 2020

At its July plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on the latest annual report issued by the European Commission on the implementation of free trade agreements (FTAs), covering 2018. The EESC outlines the key role of trade in “promoting a sustainable economic recovery and allowing companies to rebuild and […]

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Britain and US hopeful trade talks can proceed at pace: London

Britain and US hopeful trade talks can proceed at pace: London

| May 19, 2020

Britain and the United States are hopeful that negotiations for a trade agreement can proceed at an accelerated pace, Britain’s department for trade said on Monday (18 May) in an update on the talks after the first round concluded last week, writes Elizabeth Piper. “Both sides are hopeful that negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement […]

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#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

| April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted most of Europe and forced nationwide shutdowns in Italy, Spain, France, and the UK has also forced a delay in European 5G rollouts, most notably in France. France’s telecoms authority, ARCEP, was supposed to launch the country’s long-awaited 5G spectrum options in mid-April; the regulator has now admitted it […]

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We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

| March 24, 2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, appointed to the job just over a month ago, announced the most significant set of British policy measures since the Second World War on Friday, 20 March.  The sweeping package—which includes a £30 billion tax holiday for corporations and a government commitment to pay part of citizens’ wages for the first time […]

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#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

| March 18, 2020

On 11 March, Swedish regulators slapped Google with a $7.6 million fine for failing to adequately respond to customers’ requests to have their personal information removed from the search engine’s listings. The penalty was the ninth-highest since the EU’s watershed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicked into force in May 2018–yet it paled in comparison to […]

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