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Revisited: Global Britain—EU trade priorities in the wake of Brexit

Published on: 02 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Revisited: 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 and how might Brexit change that?
  • Which countries is the EU seeking to make trade deals with at the moment—will these deals still apply to the UK once it has withdrawn from the EU?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: In our latest series, revisiting some of our analysis earlier in the Brexit process, Gregory Spak, head of White & Case’s international trade group, 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 challenges for the EU’s trade agenda are the trans-Atlantic trade relationship with the United States and forging a new trade agreement with the UK after Brexit. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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