6th March 2019


US ambassador defends farming record on chicken and beef

Image copyright ANDREW GOMBERT Washington’s ambassador to the UK has defended the US’s approach to food hygiene and farming. Criticism of US food standards was “designed to reduce not increase trade”, Woody Johnson told the…


Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

Image copyright Getty Images The US trade gap with the rest of the world widened to $621bn (£472.5bn) last year, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s deficit reduction plan. The trade deficit is the…





UK may slash trade tariffs under a no-deal Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government may cut trade tariffs on between 80% and 90% of goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit, reports say. Some tariffs would be scrapped completely, including those…