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# trade-deal - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# trade-deal - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Michel Barnier says Boris Johnson must be willing to compromise too as deal remains 'within reach'

The transition period in which to agree a trade deal between the EU and UK ends on 31 December.

# trade-deal - Friday 16 October, 2020

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

# trade-deal - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between Britain and the North, minister confirms

Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.

# trade-deal - Friday 11 September, 2020

The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan

The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

# trade-deal - Monday 15 June, 2020

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks

The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.

# trade-deal - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’

The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.

# trade-deal - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

# trade-deal - Sunday 23 February, 2020

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

Macron 'not sure' a trade deal between Europe and Britain can be agreed before the end of the year

Britain and the EU are about to embark on negotiations aiming to hammer out a trade agreement by the end of December.

# trade-deal - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Boris Johnson to tell Brussels he is prepared to accept border checks in no-deal like scenario

Boris Johnson is prepared to accept a trade deal akin to a no-deal arrangement from the European Union.

# trade-deal - Friday 31 January, 2020

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

# trade-deal - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# trade-deal - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off

The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.

# trade-deal - Friday 27 December, 2019

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

# trade-deal - Friday 13 December, 2019

China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US

The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.

# trade-deal - Friday 1 November, 2019

'This deal ... you can't do it': Downing Street defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

Trump also launched an attack on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn last night.

# trade-deal - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland

Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.

# trade-deal - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote

Fianna Fáil voted against the Mercosur deal.

# trade-deal - Monday 1 July, 2019

Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland

The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

# trade-deal - Sunday 30 June, 2019

# trade-deal - Friday 28 June, 2019

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

# trade-deal - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China

Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free.

# trade-deal - Friday 28 September, 2018

Boris Johnson sets out his 'Super Canada' Brexit plan

The plan will put pressure on Theresa May ahead of the Conservative Party conference.

# trade-deal - Monday 27 August, 2018

Trump says 'really good deal' reached with Mexico on trade

Negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement.

# trade-deal - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

EU and Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

The “landmark” EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone.

# trade-deal - Saturday 20 January, 2018

UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit - Macron says

He warned that it could only happen if it accept the single market preconditions.

# trade-deal - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Cars for beef: Japan and the EU have signed a 'huge' trade deal but not everyone's happy

Both parties think it will give a boost to their economies.

# trade-deal - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal

The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.

# trade-deal - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Trump vows start of TPP withdrawal 'on day one', backs Farage for UK ambassador

The US president-elect has had a busy night.

# trade-deal - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Ceta has a corporate driven agenda': What Ireland could learn from the tiny region of Wallonia

“The Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda,” writes Matt Carthy, who firmly believes it is doing Irish people a disservice.

# trade-deal - Saturday 20 August, 2016

TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents

The issue of the documentation was raised by MEP Luke Ming Flanagan in May, after he was not allowed make notes at a reading room set up in Brussels.

# trade-deal - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape

He also called for the return of waterboarding in the fight against Islamic State.

# trade-deal - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Poll: Are you worried about TTIP? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about TTIP?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is back in the news.

# trade-deal - Monday 2 May, 2016

Greenpeace leaks secret TTIP files, attacks "transfer of power from people to big business"

Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said today that the leaked documents showed “exactly why the negotiations need to be out in the open”.

# trade-deal - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ukraine's landmark EU trade pact has sparked a vow of retaliation from Russia

Moldova and Georgia also signed identical deals with the union this morning.

# trade-deal - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

# trade-deal - Monday 17 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.

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