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Global Britain—EU trade priorities in the wake of Brexit

Global Britain—EU trade priorities in the wake of Brexit
Published on: 13 April 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Global Britain—EU trade priorities in the wake of Brexit
  • What has been the UK’s role and influence in EU trade negotiations in recent years?
  • What impact has the EU referendum had on the UK’s role and influence on the ground?
  • Which countries is the EU seeking to make trade deals with at the moment—which of these deals, if any, are likely to be completed before the UK withdraws from the EU?
  • Are there any EU trade priorities in which the UK has a particular interest?
  • Are there any current or potential trade partners on the EU’s list which the UK is likely to target for an early deal post-Brexit?
  • Is it realistic that the UK could secure comparable deals with current EU trade partners post-Brexit? What are the key challenges in this approach?
  • If Brexit leads to divergence between the UK and EU regulatory regime, what impact could this have on UK trade opportunities?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Gregory Spak, head of White & Case’s international trade group, Brendan McGivern, executive partner of the firm’s Geneva office, Sara Nordin, counsel of the global international trade practice, Fabienne Vermeeren, regional director Europe—international trade services, and Richard Eglin, senior trade policy advisor, examine the EU trade strategy in light of Brexit and say that the biggest question mark on the EU’s free trade agreement agenda is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the future of which remains uncertain. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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