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November 2016– Brexit’s effects on Services Trade –Authors: Ingo Borchert from the UK Trade Policy Observatory.

Trade in services is economically significant for several reasons; it directly affects UK consumers’ welfare in such sectors as telecommunications, health or retail distribution; producer services such as finance, transportation or professional services are inputs into both the production and international exchange of goods; and it makes a positive contribution to the UK’s current account. Brexit will have important repercussions for the UK’s economic ties with the EU in the realm of services markets.

This paper highlights potential direct and indirect effects of Brexit on UK services trade and policy-making in this area.

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About the Author

Dr Ingo Borchert

Dr Ingo

Dr Ingo Borchert is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Previously, he served as an Economist at the World Bank from 2008-2011, where he co-created the global Services Trade Restrictions Database.

Dr Borchert is a member of the UK Trade Policy Observatory.