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Brexit Notes: Withdrawal nitty-gritty, Japan wants EU FTA rollover
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Brexit Notes: Withdrawal nitty-gritty, Japan wants EU FTA rollover

There’s been a tremendous amount of media hoo-hah about the EU’s proposals on Northern Ireland in the draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement terms released today in Brussels. Here some highlights of the 119-page text relevant for trade policy wonks that are less visible in the media. Also, Tokyo explicitly said …

Brexit Notes: More cake – UK transition period demands
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Brexit Notes: More cake – UK transition period demands

The British government released its response to the European Union’s proposal on a transition period post Brexit. The text was part of the discussions held in Brussels on Tuesday.   As widely reported in the press, the UK government is seeking a longer status-quo transition period by which all stays …

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.

Brexit transition: EU won’t stop UK from talking to other trading partners
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Brexit transition: EU won’t stop UK from talking to other trading partners

  The United Kingdom won’t be blocked from negotiating or renegotiating international trade agreements with third countries during the Brexit transition period, as long as it doesn’t start applying them before the end of that period, EU member states clarified today.   Although doing so is the British government’s formal …

Insight: Post Brexit UK trade agreements face a reality check
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Insight: Post Brexit UK trade agreements face a reality check

As the date of Brexit approaches, Britain and various European Union trading partners are multiplying contacts with London to gauge what their future trade relationship will be once the UK leaves the bloc. As conversations with these countries deepen, the task appears increasingly complex. Current contacts with Australia and Switzerland reveal …

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In brief: Fox stresses UK loyalty to WTO during talks with Wolff, Carim

British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox held talks with a range of high-level officials in Geneva today and yesterday, with his main message being a reiteration of the UK’s commitment to the World Trade Organization and global commerce.   Following a busy day of discussions with officials including WTO Deputy …