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UK publishes guidance on preparing for Brexit with no deal
The guidance covers applying for EU-funded programmes, importing and exporting, labelling products and making them safe, money and tax, and regulating medicines and medical equipment.
[UK government]

EU willing to scrap car tariffs in U.S. trade deal
“‘We said that we are ready from the EU side to go to zero tariffs on all industrial goods, of course if the U.S. does the same, so it would be on a reciprocal basis,’ Malmström told the European Parliament’s trade committee.”

EU looking to sidestep U.S. Iran sanctions with payments system plan
“Germany and France said they are working on financing solutions to sidestep US sanctions against countries such as Iran, including a possible role for central banks.”
[Tasnim News Agency]

Middle East

Iraq to send delegation to U.S. to seek deal on trade with Iran
“‘We have presented a clear vision of what Iraq really needs,’” said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. “‘This includes Iranian (natural) gas, which is very important, as well as other trade and the electricity sector.’”
[Tasnim News Agency]


UN official: Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade 

Zimbabwe central bank says exporters can negotiate above 20 percent export incentives
[Business Weekly]