Using the IP Chapters as “political giveaways” in the on-going trade negotiations could have a damaging and long-lasting impact on creative industries. Rebecca Deegan, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the British Copyright Council, sheds light on the issue.
Prime minister David Cameron has begun a tour of South East Asia, with the aim of sealing business deals worth more than £750m.
Lord Livingston will call for a speedy conclusion to an EU-Canada trade agreement benefitting British firms by £1.3bn a year, as he begins a three day visit to Canada today.
Following Chinese premier Wen Jiabao's pledge to stimulate UK-China trade, UK corporates and SMEs are being encouraged to access the vast China market via Hong Kong.