UK WTO & 3rd countries

It is scarcely a secret that the WTO is facing some serious problems at present
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‘Going WTO’: What will be the UK’s experience as an autonomous World Trade Organization member?

The United Kingdom is putting a lot of faith in its membership of one multinational organisation — the World Trade Organization — as a way of mitigating some of the problems associated with its imminent departure from another (the European Union). But might that faith be misplaced?

Canada is not keen on rolling over CETA
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Liam Fox: MPs ‘to blame’ as Canada declines to sign FTA rollover with UK

The UK has not yet been able to secure a ‘rollover’ of the EU-Canada free trade agreement to apply to Britain after it leaves the EU – and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is blaming the UK Parliament for sending out ‘mixed signals’ to its trading partners on the likelihood …

What the UK’s auto sector makes of prospects for a trade pact with Washington
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What the UK’s auto sector makes of prospects for a trade pact with Washington

The British automobile industry is failing to muster much excitement about the prospect of a bilateral trade deal with its second-largest export market, the United States. This is mainly because of the likely consequences of any such deal for trade with its number one market, the European Union. Sense of …

Week in Brussels: Andean community, EU-US cheese GIs war, Singapore FTA in Karlsruhe
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Week in Brussels: Andean community, EU-US cheese GIs war, Singapore FTA in Karlsruhe

This column was written with input from Chris Horseman. This has been an eventful week, with EU-US trade frictions, e-commerce, Mercosur, the Energy Charter Treaty, Australia and New Zealand,  and WTO fish talks featuring high on the agenda. Below are other notable developments. Andean countries safeguard commodities exports to UK …