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December 26, 2020 BDP Newswatch

Brexit trade deal published as UK calls for end to 'ugly' divisions

Britain on Saturday published the text of its narrow trade agreement with the European Union just five days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most momentous global shift since the loss of empire.

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December 21, 2020 BDP Newswatch

As E.U. nations cut ties to Britain over virus mutation, fears mount over supply chain disruptions

The British government scrambled Monday to dampen the impact of European entry bans prompted by fear of a coronavirus mutation, amid warnings they could lead to supply chain shortages and empty supermarket shelves.

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December 14, 2020 BDP Newswatch Brexit

U.K. And EU Will Keep Negotiating As Brexit Deadline Looms

With a hard end-of-year deadline looming, the U.K. and the European Union will continue negotiations to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday.

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December 11, 2020 BDP Newswatch Brexit

EU offers six-month no-deal 'lifeline' to hauliers on UK ECMT permits

Europe’s ‘no-deal’ contingency planning has extended a lifeline to anxious hauliers of a six-month delay on the need for driver permits, in exchange for UK reciprocity.

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December 10, 2020 BDP Tradewatch

UK announces new approach on US tariffs

The UK has set out its independent approach to the longstanding trade conflicts between the EU and US around steel, aluminium and aerospace tariffs.

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