The MFN clause as a challenge to a bold and ambitious UK-EU FTA
What impact could Brexit have on protections available to foreign direct investors?
Trade Committee states that the Government is still unclear on trade after Brexit
The House of Commons’ International Trade Committee has published its first report identifying certain issues that it believes the Government should resolve as it prepares to trigger Brexit negotiations.
The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force
On the 22 February the World Trade Organization (WTO) welcomed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the only WTO multilateral agreement that has been concluded since 1995.
The UK retaking its membership in the WTO
Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the UK Government has stated in the Brexit White Paper that it will establish its own schedules for trade in goods and services at the WTO .
Can a UK-EU trade deal be negotiated in two years?
As the British Prime Minister stated and as was reiterated in the Government’s White Paper, the UK is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive FTA with the EU, as part of a new strategic partnership...
The Article 50 Bill and the Government’s Brexit White Paper
Following the recent Supreme Court decision, the Government published the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which, if passed by Parliament, will provide the required authorisation.
What kind of transitional arrangement might work for Brexit?
The Prime Minister stated in her Brexit speech on January 17 that the UK will work to negotiate a bespoke Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU.
Theresa May sets out Brexit vision
Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, delivered a much anticipated speech setting out the UK Government’s priorities for Brexit.
UK sanctions and export controls: impact of Brexit?
Brexit: Impact and opportunities for Africa
Signed, sealed and in the mail: What CETA’s signature means for transatlantic trade
Trade finance – is it business as usual?
Since the UK referendum, there has been little impact on the trade finance market. Trade finance is typically short term, matching trade flows that are actually occurring.