This paper highlights how Brexit might directly and indirectly affect UK services trade and policy-making in this area.Read more
The UK does not start with a blank sheet of paper when it comes to exiting the EU. This article explores the issues encompassed by existing and continuing support for farm businesses and the rural environment, as well as the UK’s future agri-food trade relations.Read more
This article gives a quick primer about the rules on goods trade found in the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT).Read more
Michael Gasoirek and Peter Holmes from UKTPO discuss the complications around getting agreement on grandfathering with FTA partner countries, and the role of key issues such as Rules of Origin, Most Favoured Nation clauses, mutual recognition, and tariff-rate quotas.Read more
Trade preferences are one of the issues that lie at the nexus between trade and development. This article discusses the Generalised Schedule of Preferences and some related issues for the UK to consider post-Brexit.Read more
As the UK and EU27 prepare to define the terms of their future trade relationship, Alan Swinbank, associate of TKE partner ICTSD, raises some critical questions regarding post-Brexit agricultural trade.Read more
“Understanding the UK’s position in the WTO after Brexit Part II: The consequences.”
Whilst Part I argued that the UK currently has independent WTO obligations that will continue after Brexit, this follow-up post considers what these commitments actually are and how to give legal effect to them in a new schedule. It also looks at the UK’s post-Brexit position in relation to the Government Procurement Agreement.