Brexit & UK trade

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, …

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 …