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Comment: Hard decisions ahead for UK on future trading arrangements
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Comment: Hard decisions ahead for UK on future trading arrangements

With few countries running to the UK offering to open their markets, growing nationalist populism and authoritarianism across Europe, and protectionism on the rise domestically, Britain faces some tough choices on how to move forward with its trading arrangements. The UK may do better to seek a new customs union …

Technical briefing: EU Commission offers glimpse of ‘hard’ Brexit
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Technical briefing: EU Commission offers glimpse of ‘hard’ Brexit

Be prepared to run away from Britain, and to run fast. That is, in short, the message the European Commission is sending to non-EU exporters and to UK exporters as part of its ‘Brexit preparedness’ activities with businesses representatives. The commission has been issuing a long list of notices to …

Comment: Brexit transition and FTAs – How it could all work out for Britain
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Comment: Brexit transition and FTAs – How it could all work out for Britain

The EU’s planned sanctions mechanism during the United Kingdom’s transition period out of the EU means the European Court of Justice might ultimately not govern it. Also, Britain’s approach to rolling over EU third-country trade agreements during that period could well prove to work, argues Lorand Bartels.

Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon
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Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon

  Britain is heading straight into the ‘cliff edge’ scenario. It’s time for both Britain and the EU to significantly change tack before it’s too late and Armageddon sets in, argues Iana Dreyer.   Both the United Kingdom and the European Union are aiming for a “smooth” and “orderly” withdrawal …

British trade policy: how to take back control
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British trade policy: how to take back control

  Don’t rush into a deal with China, India or the United States. Make the government machinery more efficient. Formulate a proper trade policy strategy. Engage with civil society, devolved administrations, and be more transparent.   That’s the key messages to Whitehall conveyed by the Institute for Government in a report discussing how Britain’s …