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MPs scrutinise impact of UK-EU trade agreement

15 November 2021

The International Trade Committee examines how the UK - EU trade deal affects the UK’s other free trade agreements (FTAs) and wider trade policy

Witnesses

Wednesday 17 November 2021

At 10am

  • David Henig, Director, UK Trade Policy Project
  • Emily Rees, Managing Director, Trade Strategies
  • Shanker Singham, CEO, Competere

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) carries obligations for the UK in areas including labour and environmental standards, government subsidies, and data protection.

MPs are likely to use this session with trade experts to explore whether the UK’s obligations in the TCA are restricting what it can offer in its negotiations on new FTAs with other trading partners.

Other topics which may be examined include the ramifications of potential different approaches to standards by third countries, whether the EU is likely to raise objections to any of the UK’s new FTAs, and the extent of any shift in the balance of trade with the EU versus the rest of the world since the end of the Brexit transition period.

The session is part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the UK-EU trading relationship.

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