The EU has notified third countries by referring to this approach. In the meantime, negotiations with Japan have progressed somewhat since the last analysis. In an official announcement on 11 September, it was stated that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan had been the subject of an agreement in principle between the two countries. . The full text of the agreement has yet to be published, so the exact details of the concessions are not known at this time. However, given the timing of the negotiations, the agreement should be broadly similar to that between Japan and the EU. Uk exports to Japan continue to grow in 2019 to reach a total of $317 million. Japan granted the UK access to beef and lamb meat in early 2019, after a two-decade ban. The INTER agreement between the EU and Japan aims to reduce tariffs on beef from 38.5% to 9% over a 15-year period. Other important concessions of the EU-Japan agreement include improving access to pork, processed pork, cheese and alcoholic beverages, all of which are important opportunities for UK exporters in the future. In the coming days and weeks, the AHDB will conduct an additional and more detailed analysis of the UK-Japan trade agreement. Brexit is once again relegated to the forefront of the media and various developments are looming, increasing tensions and the intensity of trade negotiations within the EU. Last year, we analysed how the UK government has made progress in securing other free trade agreements around the world and we have looked at some of the nuances of these agreements.
These continuity agreements with different countries around the world represent a relatively small but not insignificant share of UK agricultural export trade, and we examine in this article the evolution of these continuity agreements over the past 12 months and the impact of the publication of the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT) on these developments. on the EU free trade agreements in which the UK currently participates The two countries will be keen to reach an agreement. The UNITED Kingdom`s agricultural exports to Canada increased significantly in 2019, in part due to the signing of CETA in 2017. Through CETA, Canada has liberalized 91% of food and beverages from day one, increasing duty-free cheese quotas and removing significant barriers to wine and spirits exports. Although agricultural exports to Canada declined slightly between 2017 and 2018, exports increased by 8% in 2019 to reach a total of $340 million. Despite CETA`s chant, Canadian agricultural exports to Britain and the European Union have declined since CETA came into force.