Brexit & UK trade

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Brexit: UK government wants to see TTIP talks finished in 2016, with Britain in EU – official

The UK referendum over its EU membership planned for June looms large in the British debate over TTIP. “The government position is to stay within the European Union, a reformed European Union”, Verity Threlfell, Assistant Director at the Transatlantic and International Unit from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

Brexit: “We are not in the market for FTAs with individual countries” – USTR Froman

The German Marshall Fund hosted its annual Brussels forum gathering the transatlantic foreign policy community this week-end.   Asked to comment on the trade policy dimension of a potential exit of the United Kingdom from the EU at a joint session with Cecilia Malmström, his counterpart, USTR Michael Froman, who …

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In the media: Joe Stiglitz/Brexit/TTIP, US Chamber for substance over speed in TTIP, India and EU talk good regulatory practices in pharma

1998 Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has weighed into the UK ‘Brexit and trade’ debate – this time from a hard left angle. The UK’s The Independent quoted the economist as saying: “I think that the strictures imposed by TTIP would be sufficiently adverse to the functioning of government …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

Peter Mandelson doubts UK will have bargaining power in trade agreements if leaves EU

Former trade commissioner Peter Mandelson expressed doubts the United Kingdom would be able to have an effective trade policy if it left the European Union. His remarks were made at a conference in London also attended by the current commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, on Thursday (25 February).   The event comes …

Brexit & UK trade

Brexit?

With the Mayor of London Boris Johnson having supported the UK’s Leave camp in the aftermath of the EU renegotiation deal clinched by Prime Minister David Cameron, the outcome of  in-out referendum now firmly scheduled for 23 June seems closer than ever. The topic tangentially impacts EU trade policy and …