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Post-Brexit UK trade strategy needs to engage China

Ken Heydon, East Asia Forum – 24 February 2021 This article by Ken Heydon in East Asia Forum describes why it is important not for the UK to go down the containment route for China, rather the UK should accept and seek to profit from China’s economic success as a means of ensuring success in…

The UK’s Trade Deal with Vietnam Builds on Hanoi’s Accord with the EU

Bob Savic, Vietnam Briefing – 12 January 2021 The free trade agreement between the UK and Vietnam (UKVFTA) in the wake of Brexit is similar to that of the one between the EU and Vietnam (EVFTA). This article examines in depth several new provisions that have been introduced into the UKVFTA and their relevance to…

The UK-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Salient Features

Ayman Falak Medina, ASEAN Briefing – 8 January 2021 The UK’s first free trade agreement (FTA) with an ASEAN member, the UK-Singapore FTA signed in December 2020 is a significant milestone for post-Brexit Britain. The UKSFTA is similar to the Singapore’s FTA with the EU in that it provides preferential tariffs and reduces non-tariff barriers…