UK WTO & 3rd countries

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list
Brexit & UK trade Japan UK WTO & 3rd countries

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list

The Japanese government very unhappy the United Kingdom for its decision to leave the European Union after last June’s referendum to that end. Tokyo has asked both parties to keep the UK’s economy as highly integrated as possible with the Single Market in their forthcoming Brexit negotiations.   A frank and stern document released during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

WTO bosses: Brexit means long renegotiations with members, and not part of a “world of reason”

The current Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevêdo and his predecessor Pascal Lamy have been heard a lot in British media in recent days. None of them are looking favourably at the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union after the coming referendum on the issue …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries UK-EU negotiations

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, …

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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 …

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 …