Archiv: trade zones


13.02.2019 - 10:58 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Jeremy, stay true to your principles

Consensus is emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party, however, around Jeremy’s proposal for an EU-wide customs union. This would include a customs-union code and a common external tariff. But this proposal needs closer scrutiny.

If this position were to be adopted, the UK would not be able to develop an independent trade policy after Brexit, as doing so would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome. The UK would not have taken back control of its trade. Our capacity to trade would be regulated and controlled by an authority over which we would have no control, influence or rights.

13.02.2019 - 10:55 [ spiked / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn is right to block a second referendum. But his Soft Brexit stance would still betray Brexit voters by keeping us in the EU in all but name. He should stand up for Labour’s great tradition of Euroscepticism, writes @BrendanChilton

11.02.2019 - 10:11 [ Greenpeace EU ‏/ Twitter ]

#EUJapan trade deal #JEFTA comes into force today as Japan restarts commercial #whaling and refuses to ratify treaties against worker discrimination and forced labour. So much for #EUtrade commissioner @MalmstromEU promise to uphold ‚highest standards‘ for workers & environment!

(1.2.2019)

11.02.2019 - 10:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Theresa May agrees to hold fresh talks with Jeremy Corbyn over his plans for a soft Brexit

In a letter to the Labour leader, the Prime Minister did not rule out Mr Corbyn’s demand for a „permanent“ customs union although she said it would present a „negotiating challenge“.

She also agreed to talks on Mr Corbyn’s call for „close alignment“ with the Single Market, as well as committing to asking Parliament if it wishes to follow EU rules on workers‘ rights and environment standards​.​

11.02.2019 - 09:58 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Theresa May accepts offer on more talks with Jeremy Corbyn to break deadlock

The Prime Minister penned a letter to Mr Corbyn on Sunday in which she questioned the Labour leader’s key call for Britain to remain in a customs union with Brussels.
But she offered concessions in other areas and said she wanted talks between Labour and Tory teams „as soon as possible“.

07.02.2019 - 16:19 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Staying in THE Customs Union is staying in the EU. Would not be able to sign independent trade deals and would be bound by all EU regulations and the EU court. Staying in A Customs Union sounds the same to me !! @labourleave

07.02.2019 - 16:11 [ Guy Verhofstadt ‏/ Twitter ]

Open discussion w/ @theresa_may. Backstop non negotiable. We’ll never abandon Ireland. I welcome @jeremycorbyn letter making a cross-party approach for the first time possible. From the hell we’re in today, there is at last hope of a heavenly solution even if it won’t be Paradise

07.02.2019 - 12:57 [ Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of @BusinessInsider / Twitter ]

Corbyn’s letter to May does four things: 1. Shuts off claim that Labour wants to block Brexit 2. Erases Labour’s previous unworkable six tests. 3. Puts blame on May for no-deal Brexit if she refuses offer. 4. All but kills off a second referendum.

07.02.2019 - 12:51 [ Labour.org.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn lays out Labour’s five Brexit demands in letter to Theresa May

Corbyn ends the letter by suggesting further discussions with May on these proposals “with the aim of securing a sensible agreement that can win the support of parliament and bring the country together.”

FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER

07.02.2019 - 12:47 [ Jessica Elgot, political correspondent for the @guardian in the Westminster lobby / Twitter ]

Big stories on Labour in tonight’s @guardian – Corbyn writes to May setting out terms for backing Brexit deal DROPPING opposition to withdrawal agreement but demanding new clauses, including customs union in Political Declaration & written into UK law

02.02.2019 - 18:44 [ Maurice Glasman / theNation.com ]

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

(17.1.2019) The European Union is the greatest capitalist project ever devised by the human mind. It guarantees, in treaty form, the free movement of capital, labor, goods, and services throughout its territory as a constitutional right. These are known as the “Four Freedoms.” Imagine NAFTA underpinned by a political union so that it would be illegal to resist capitalism. A union in which economic policy is decided not democratically—but by judges interpreting whether the policy is “treaty compliant.” Yet that is the institution supported by the vast majority of progressives throughout the continent—and the main cause of the palsy that has overtaken social democrats across Europe.

01.02.2019 - 10:07 [ CNBC ]

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

(17.7.2018) Tusk praised the deal as “the largest bilateral trade deal ever.” He said the partnership is being strengthened in various other areas, including defense, climate change and human exchange, and is “sending a clear message” against protectionism.

01.02.2019 - 10:01 [ Bart-Jaap Verbeek / Twitter ]

Today the @Europarl_EN ratified the EU-Japan 🇪🇺🇯🇵 trade deal #JEFTA, which will enter into force on 1 Feb. It is Europe’s biggest deal, covering 635 million people and almost 1/3 of global GDP, and creates a massive expansion of markets

(12.12.2018)

01.02.2019 - 09:50 [ Xinhua ]

China-U.S. trade talks make important progress for current stage, says Chinese delegation

Guided by the important consensus reached by the two countries‘ heads of state in Argentina, the two sides discussed the topics of trade balance, technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), non-tariff barriers, service sector, agriculture and enforcement mechanism, as well as certain issues of particular concern for the Chinese side.

01.02.2019 - 09:32 [ theGuardian ]

Trump hails China trade talks progress and says he will meet Xi Jinping soon

Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday during a meeting with Chinese vice premier Liu He, said he was optimistic the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest deal ever made”.

No specific plans for a meeting with Xi were announced, but Trump said there could be more than one meeting. US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin were invited to bring a negotiating team to Beijing in mid-February, with dates still pending.