David Frost

    • Britain delays post-Brexit import trade controls for a second time

      Britain delays post-Brexit import trade controls for a second time

      Britain has delayed the implementation of some post-Brexit import controls for a second time, saying it would phase in checks through next year rather than impose them now when industry supply chains are under strain, Reuters reported. Industry sources in the logistics and customs sector have said the government's infrastructure was not ready to conduct the full checks by 1 October.

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    • EU rejects UK demand for changes in the post-Brexit deal

      EU rejects UK demand for changes in the post-Brexit deal

      Brussels immediately rejected UK’s demand for changes in the deal overseeing problematic post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland, Reuters reported. The Northern Ireland protocol was part of the Brexit settlement, backed by PM Boris Johnson, that finally sealed Britain's divorce from the EU four years after voters backed leaving in a referendum.

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    • UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the UK calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides, AP reported. Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that has a land border with the 27-nation bloc. The divorce deal agreed before Britain’s departure means customs and border checks must be conducted on some goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

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    • No breakthrough in Brexit talks

      No breakthrough in Brexit talks

      The latest negotiating round between Britain and the EU on their future relationship after a post-Brexit transition period runs out at the end of 2020 brought no breakthroughs this week on the key sticking points, an EU official said on Friday cited by Reuters.

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    • UK-EU talks at standstill, Barnier says the round very disappointing

      UK-EU talks at standstill, Barnier says the round very disappointing

      Talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on their post-Brexit relationship ground to a near-standstill on Friday, news wires reported. Each side accused the other of blocking progress on a trade deal just weeks before the crucial summit in June. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told a news conference in Brussels that a week-long round of talks had been “disappointing, very disappointing.”

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