Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that police brutality, arrests and extrajudicial killings are taking place in Sri Lanka. The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, Geta Terik Ahmed, has said that any trade benefits from Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom will be in jeopardy.
“These conditions include the ratification and effective implementation of 27 international conventions on human and labor rights, sustainability and good governance, and compliance with those reporting and monitoring requirements,” Getachew Ahmed said.
“More trade should not come at the expense of human rights,” he added.
After ministers include Sri Lanka in the DCT, it will reduce red tape and promote free and fair trade.
This includes improvements to countries exporting to the UK, such as lower tariffs and simplified entry requirements, which will allow countries to diversify and grow their economies.
But ministers have come under pressure from workers for failing to sanction senior government officials.
“Despite the widespread human rights abuses, no Sri Lankan government minister, official or military officer has been appointed to the UK for human rights abuses,” said Sam Tari, a shadow transport minister.
By 2020, bilateral trade between the UK and Sri Lanka was 1.2 1.2 billion, and lease trustee officials acknowledged it was a “growth zone.”
In recent months, Sri Lankan authorities have been silent on human rights issues.
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At 3:13 pm – on the verge of the EU – Sweden is set to follow Britain’s Brexit with a ‘heartbreaking divorce’.
Unexpected figures show that Sweden has been warned to make a “heartbreaking divorce” from Brussels and join Britain outside the EU.
Since the UK voted in the historic Brexit referendum to leave the European Union, questions have been raised about British partners and their place in the bloc.
Criticism has intensified in recent years, particularly after the European Commission, led by President Ursula von der Leyen – sparked riots over the release of the cholera virus.
Ms. Fon der Leyen herself acknowledged that the Commission could do better to decide which vaccines would be approved, and which vaccines would stop the progress being made.
3:10 pm – Bill McLaughlin takes over from Richard Perseval
2:00 PM Update: After Breaksit Trade Rates Reduce Fruit and Fruit Export Rates by 40%
Expenditures and Restrictions on the UK Vegetation Industry to Export to the EU The trade deficit fell in the first six months of the year, indicating the sector’s missed opportunity to increase its contribution to the UK’s “green trade”. »
According to a study by the Horticulture Traders Association (HTA), exports of live plants and herbal products from the UK to the EU fell from 7 9.7 million (39%) between January and June this year.
This, according to HTA, shows that although the EU is the largest market for British vegetables, the industry is not growing as fast as possible.
Additional new administrative costs and restrictions have led British horticultural businesses to opt out of the EU market.
12:30 p.m. – Salmon E.xporters will be reaping the rewards of Britain
Brexit shows figures after British salmon farmers export large quantities of fresh fish to the European Union.
Statistics published by HMRC In the first six months of 2020, 33,638 metric tons (MTA) of total fresh salmon were exported to the European Union.
The data showed that export was worth 4 134 million after a difficult period of disruption.
11 a.m. Update – Brexit has halved the number of students studying in Scotland
The number of European students enrolled in universities in Scotland has halved compared to last year.
According to the USASS, the percentage of students applying for Scottish universities in Europe has dropped by 56 percent compared to 2020.
The National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland, which is currently criticizing EU students for “astronomical fees” due to Brexit, has been “deeply concerned”.
10 Morning Update – 60,000 EU citizens lose their deadline to live and stay in the UK
According to the Home Office, some 60,000 EU citizens have missed the deadline to apply to live and work in the UK.
After the deadline, more than 58,000 applications were submitted to the EU settlement program during the month.
Although there are “reasonable reasons” to apply, Interior Ministry sources have to explain why they missed the June 30 closing date.
Seventy per cent of Welsh adults feel that they are left in the dark on post-brake trades and want the UK government to be more transparent about them, according to a survey by the consumer.
The survey included a total of 514 people from Wales, out of a total of 3,000, looking at how they feel about post-brake trading in the UK and what consumers want to prioritize for future trade deals.
5% of Welsh respondents said they knew that the UK had a final agreement with Japan. In 10 (30 per cent) of Welsh consumers, the British government said it was “absolutely not open” about the impact of trade agreements on their nation.
8am – Irish trade with British runners
After a break, Ireland’s trade with Britain plummeted, according to a government report.
The most important thing behind the changes was the abandonment of the once fast British “land bridge” where merchants would take a short crossing between Dublin and the Holy Cross, drive to Britain and then take another boat to Europe.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) reports quarterly that many are fleeing the area due to delays and disruptions due to new customs controls.