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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder
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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder

Dear readers, this is the last Week in Brussels column before our summer recess. The next Week in Brussels column will appear on 30 August 2019. We will publish very sparingly over the next two weeks due to the general recess period in relevant European and international trade institutions. Here …

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 …