The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been scrambling to draft and pass a withdrawal agreement that would prevent a costly and diplomatically destructive exit from the EU without a deal. At the conclusion of a five-day debate, the British legislative House of Commons rejected May’s deal and increased the likelihood of a “no-deal” Brexit. Here are the key dates and players that have led up to the January 15 vote by the members of Parliament.

The European Union stands firm in its refusal to include agriculture in a possible new trade agreement with the United States, said European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

Since the trade talks began in July 2018, the EU has more than doubled imports of soybeans from the U.S., whose sales have suffered overall due to retaliatory tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war.