UK WTO & 3rd countries

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 …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

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 …

British government releases post-Brexit trade policy strategy paper
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British government releases post-Brexit trade policy strategy paper

The Department for International Trade released its first formal trade policy strategy for a Britain leaving the European Union. With this document, entitled Preparing for our future UK trade policy, for the first time in its one-year existence the department formally sets out the direction in which it intends to …

Brexit: UK announces roll-over of EU poorest country trade preferences
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Brexit: UK announces roll-over of EU poorest country trade preferences

On Saturday (24 June 2017), the British government announced its intention to maintain current trade preferences granted by the European Union to developing countries after it leaves the bloc.   The Department for International Trade’s announcement remains very general in nature. It announces the continuation of the “Everything but Arms’ …