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Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off aired a special Japan-themed episode this week. Photograph: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

Britain’s trade ministry has been forced to clarify a claim that a trade deal with Japan would result in lower prices on tariff-free soy sauce after c(...)

Michel Barnier at the European Parliament in Brussels: “Our door remains open, and will remain until the last practical day for working together.” Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK was “within reach” as he acknowledged that compromises would be needed by b(...)

The World Trade Organisation has given the European Union permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion worth of American products annually in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to US plane maker Boeing. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The New York Times

The EU has been handed the right to hit almost $4 billion (€3.4 billion)-worth of US goods with punitive tariffs in retaliation for illegal state aid (...)

The WTO said on Thursday that the two women were the remaining candidates for director-general after the field was cut from five to two. Photograph: Fabrice CoffriniI / AFP via Getty Images

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee are the final candidates to head the World Trade O(...)

A woman jogs down a deserted Grafton Street in Dublin on May3rd. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Irish economy is likely to experience only a small contraction of about 0.4 per cent this year, with stronger-than-expected exports from the pharm(...)

While the UK remains the most important market for Irish beef, farmers are exporting successfully into other countries and sales continue to grow year on year.

Brexit talks between London and Brussels have ramped up in recent weeks with the hope that a free trade agreement can be reached before the clock runs(...)

The market has turned substantially bearish on sterling. Photograph: iStock

Sterling fell over 1 per cent to a more than five-month low on Thursday as UK and the EU prepared for emergency talks on a future trade deal. Sterlin(...)

Martin McVicar, co-founder and CEO CombiLift in the Monaghan factory. ‘We have controls in place.’ Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Exporters are turning their attention to the next looming challenge: the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union’s single market (...)

Under the agreement announced on Friday, the EU will eliminate tariffs on US lobster products, worth about $111 million (€94 million) a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The United States and the European Union have agreed to reduce tariffs on a range of products - a rare example of trade cooperation between the two bl(...)

All parts of the country will be affected by Brexit. But rural Ireland is particularly exposed because many areas depend heavily on tourism, worst hit by Covid-19, and on the food sector, most exposed to Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

In terms of getting detailed indicators on the state of the economy, what we have to date still gives an incomplete picture of the early hit from the (...)

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