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Trade agreements after Brexit discussed

21 February 2017

The Exiting the European Union Committee discusses trade policy as part of the negotiating objectives for withdrawal from the EU.


Tuesday 21 February 2017, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.35am

  • Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization and at the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade
  • Dr Federico Ortino, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
  • Professor Jim Rollo, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex

Purpose of the session

The questioning focuses on the terms of reference for the inquiry, in particular:

  • The impact of leaving the Single Market and options for a future economic relationship with the EU
  • The implications of operating on WTO terms
  • Options for a bespoke customs arrangement
  • The prospects for new free trade agreements
  • The continuity of the UK's trade relationships with countries covered by existing EU free trade agreements

Further information

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