Trade

Internal market flourishes, but protectionism looms
Trade is booming within the European Union. The exchange of goods among the member states is flourishing on the EU's internal market. But there are worries about trade relations outside the EU. US President Donald Trump is putting the EU under pressure with punitive duties. Also, Europe likewise faces major challenges in structuring its trade relations with Britain after the British withdrawal from the EU.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talks on the inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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EU chiefs express relief as ‘friend’ replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials express relief that they will again have a 'friend' in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump as US president
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies drive past the Houses of Parliament in London a protest action by fishermen against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions, which they say could threaten the future of the industry, on January 18, 2021. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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Scottish seafood sector takes Brexit protests to London

Scottish fishermen and seafood exporters rally in central London, parking slogan-bearing lorries near parliament in protest at post-Brexit rules they say are threatening the industry's future
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.2017 auf der Ostsee vor Warnemünde (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) unterwegs, Möwen begleiten den Kutter bei sonnigem Wetter. Naturschutzbelange gegen Fischfanginteressen: Die jährlichen Verhandlungen zu erlaubten Fischfangmengen in der Nordsee und dem Atlantik sind stets ein knallhartes Ringen. (zu dpa «Von Aalen und Quoten - EU-Minister ringen um Fischfang für 2018» vom 12.12.2017) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Raab: British fishing industry’s problems will pass

Brexit trade deal stipulates that EU fishing boats must forego some of their fishing rights in British waters.
A shopper carries purchases after leaving a branch of clothing and food retailer Marks and Spencer in central London on August 18, 2020. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Brexit deal’s ‘rules of origin’ spark trade confusion

Many British businesses are swiftly discovering that they must now pay duties on exports bound for the European Union, despite the breakthrough Brexit free trade deal clinched over Christmas
Lorries disembark a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England on January 1, 2021. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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UK’s Brexit plans to be tested as festive period ends

Britain faces the first true test of its Brexit preparations, with thousands of lorries set to make the Channel crossing for the first time since the country left the EU's single market and customs union
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