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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 …

A week in Brussels: Brexit Phase 2, China subsidies, net neutrality, robust trade
A week in Brussels Brexit & UK trade Digital Trade defence UK-EU negotiations

A week in Brussels: Brexit Phase 2, China subsidies, net neutrality, robust trade

It’s been an intense week again for EU trade. While trade agreements with far away countries like those in the Mercosur bloc have taken a hit, the trade focus is now clearly shifting closer to home, namely to Brexit.   Brexit: Habemus Phase II   It was widely expected. Member …

A week in Brussels: Japan, Brexit compromise, WTO, Mercosur
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A week in Brussels: Japan, Brexit compromise, WTO, Mercosur

It’s been an eventful week in Brussels.   EU-Japan FTA – on track   The EU and Japan finalised their free trade agreement negotiations this morning. The full text of the deal will be available in a few days.   These FTA negotiations were politically concluded this summer. Negotiators worked …

Modalities of Brexit transition come into focus as businesses take unilateral decisions
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Modalities of Brexit transition come into focus as businesses take unilateral decisions

The current focus in policy discussions related to Brexit on both sides of the Channel is on a possible transition period to avoid an economically abrupt and damaging ‘cliff edge’. Economic players deplore a gap between the timeframes imposed by their business imperatives and the realities of the negotiations, including …

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Week in EU trade: Brexit, ACP, TDI and much more

From Brexit to trade defence, an overview of the trade policy churn in the EU this week.   Brexit transition   The beginning of week in Brussels will be dominated by the whole Brexit affair.   European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May, her number …

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 …