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MEPs see scope for change in EU trade negotiation positions post Brexit

  The European Parliament’s trade committee has undertaken a first appraisal of the possible effects of the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU on t ...| Click here to read more

Feature: Britain’s awkward embrace of CETA

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UK EU Withdrawal Bill: Labour party members table significant trade policy amendme...

  The House of Commons is currently debating amendments to the law giving the green light to the UK government to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Trea ...| Click here to read more

British government publishes Brexit ‘White Paper’ confirming exit from EU single m...

  The government in London has released a white paper it promised to the country’s parliament and to the public as a complement to a bill authorising t ...| Click here to read more

Fox promises “no turbulence and no vacuum” as UK eyes EU customs union exit

  Secretary of State for International trade Liam Fox has promised members of parliament a smooth transition for the United Kingdom’s trading relations ...| Click here to read more

EU trade agenda: week 30 January-3 February 2017

  As London talks trade agreements with third countries while it prepares to leave the EU, there are increasingly questions as to whether it is breachi ...| Click here to read more

The week ahead in EU trade – 23-27 January 2017

  Welcome to a brave new world order. Donald Trump formally took office on Friday (20 January 2017), vowing to put “America first” in all aspects of po ...| Click here to read more

UK Prime Minister May seeks free trade pact with EU outside Single Market

  Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has set out the key negotiating objectives of her government in a strongly anticipated speech in London today (1 ...| Click here to read more

Brexit: Agriculture trade moves centre-stage in British debate

From farm subsidies to New Zealand lamb imports to livestock trade at the Irish border: the process of untangling Britain’s agriculture sector from the EU’s ...| Click here to read more

ECJ’s top judge qualifies the EU-Singapore FTA “mixed” in an Opinion that could fu...

The free-trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Singapore is a mixed agreement, thus subject to the process of national ratification, ass ...| Click here to read more

INTERVIEW: “Brussels must show it has earned trust that it will deal with fundamen...

In this interview with EU Trade Insights, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading auth ...| Click here to read more

Barnier wants to conclude Brexit negotiations by October 2018

Michel Barnier, the Commission’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-UK Brexit talks, has indicated that the so-called Article 50 agreement, setting out the conditi ...| Click here to read more

Arancha González: trade is not the driving force behind painful changes, it is tec...

In an exclusive interview with EU Trade Insights, Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), shares her views on the lat ...| Click here to read more

Article 50 notification won’t lift uncertainty

When Prime Minister Theresa May declared last Sunday that the UK would probably trigger article 50 before the end of March 2017, she called for an early sta ...| Click here to read more

UK pledges to uphold its WTO commitments post Brexit to avoid legal vacuum

Against the backdrop of increasing uncertainty about the UK’s trading status following Brexit, Liam Fox, UK International Trade Secretary said there would b ...| Click here to read more

Report: UK not likely to strike first “significant” trade deal before 2025

As experts are still attempting to grasp the exact impacts of potential Brexit, a recent paper from FTI Consulting « Brexit and Trade » sheds some interesti ...| Click here to read more

Weyand to deputy Barnier in Brexit talks – in brief

Sabine Weyand, currently Deputy Director-General in the Commission’s trade department was appointed, on 14 September, Deputy Chief Negotiator for the ...| Click here to read more

UK-Australia FTA only after UK formally leaves EU

On his arrival in Brussels from London on 8 September, Steven Ciobo, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment stated that talks with the UK on ...| Click here to read more

Major business groups stand up for TTIP

A group of major business organisations has thrown its weight behind the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) after leading politicians in ...| Click here to read more

Brexit: Experts shed light on what UK can and cannot do next

For the first time in its history the EU is preparing for negotiations on an exit agreement with one of its members. Article 50 of the Treaty on the Europea ...| Click here to read more