Brexit

Brexit

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 South Asia & ASEAN United States & TTIP

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

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 …

Brexit China

EU trade politics

Germany favours China market economy status   Berlin is favourable to granting China market economy status – under certain conditions. The issue of granting China market economy status by late next year ahead of a WTO deadline is a burning and divisive on one in Europe as member states remain …