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Committee considers customs union and post-Brexit trading relationship

30 April 2019

The Committee on Exiting the European Union returns with an evidence session on Wednesday 1 May, as part of its over-arching inquiry examining the progress of the UK's negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Purpose of the session

In this session, the Committee will hear from trade experts about options for the post-Brexit trading relationship between the UK and European Union, with a particular focus on how a customs union might operate.

The Committee is expected to examine existing customs arrangements, consider the implications of a customs union for the border on the island of Ireland, and to what extent trade in services is likely to be included in any future agreement.


Wednesday 1 May 2019, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

From 09.15am

  • Dr Pinar Artiran, Director of the Research Centre for International Trade Law and Arbitration, Istanbul Bilgi University, and WTO Chair Holder
  • David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy 
  • Ruth Lea CBE, Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group
  • Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

Further information

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