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Why has the UK has not yet signed a continuity trade agreement with Turkey?

From UNCTAD, as of 3 Sep 2019: Among the countries which currently grant preferences to the EU but for which the UK has not yet reached an agreement to grant continued preferential market access, ...
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Why does the EU-Turkey customs union not violate the single market principle?

In the Brexit negotiations the EU has rejected the British wish of being part of the single market but without free movement of people. Such a partial free market could lead to unfair competition and ...
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What happens to EU trade deals with Brexit

If the UK leaves the EU, either with Theresa May's deal or with no deal, what happens to UK trade with countries that have trade deals with the EU? Does it immediately go back to WTO rules? Or has the ...
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Has Britain negotiated with any other countries outside the EU in preparation for the exit?

Regarding Brexit, the prospect of a no deal has existed since the moment it has begun. I have been unable to find anything from my own research The question is straightforward enough, has any ...
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How is the individual person affected by economic changes as a result of Brexit? [closed]

I have a few questions regarding the following topic: How is the individual person affected by economic changes as a result of Brexit? How are people in the age between 25 and 35 predicted to be ...
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How will brexit affect the British export and import? [closed]

Will there be any positive consequences that are expected from Brexit or is it mainly expected to be bad for the British trade?
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Do polls indicate support for post-Brexit freer trade?

The Bank of England Brexit GDP scenarios show a blue area depicting a "close relationship" scenario and a "less close" relationship scenario. It is clear that when they use the label "less close" they ...
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Does GATT Article 24 mean that a transitional tariff regime is permitted if the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated exit arrangement?

Does GATT Article 24 mean that a transitional tariff regime is permitted if the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated exit arrangement? Article 24, paragraph 5: Accordingly, the provisions of this ...
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Would it be illegal for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the EU while still a member?

Would it be illegal for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the EU while still a member? Or is it the signing of trade deals that is prohibited, and negotiation is permitted?
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No-deal Brexit: What would be the basis for a WTO complaint if goods entering Ireland are checked at Dunkirk?

There's a BBC article which goes over several scenarios in case of no-deal Brexit containing the following paragraph: It is possible that if EU authorities decide not to check UK goods at the Irish ...
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Does unilateral free trade (no trade barriers from anywhere) imply no standards?

Some people have proposed that after Brexit, the UK could adopt the "Singapore model" with unilateral free trade, and have no tariffs or non-tariff trade barriers from anywhere. For example, see The ...
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No-deal Brexit and Irish border; can third countries transit through Republic of Ireland?

In case the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) without any deal, World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would apply for trade between the UK and any other country or trade bloc. Some ...
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What's Rees-Mogg's constituency, socioeconomically?

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the advocates of unilateral free trade it seems. But looking at his constituency profile on Wikipedia it looks like a bunch of farmers and "light industry". ...
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Have any prominent Brexiteers argued for the UK to become a duty-free country (like Singapore)?

If the UK exits the EU without a written (and WTO-compliant) free-trade agreement, it would fall back to MFN rules: An exit from the EU, for example, would cause the UK to lose the preferential ...
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Leaving the EU without a deal and MFN rules

If the UK left the EU without a trade deal, trade with the EU would continue because it would be illegal to offer the UK worse trade terms than any other third country under WTO most-favoured nation ...
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Can schedules be bilaterally agreed in the WTO forum?

Can schedules be brokered bilaterally, i.e. without consent of other WTO members, or do all WTO members have to ratify all WTO deals? I am trying to understand if all WTO members will need to ratify ...
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No deal Brexit - how to transition to a new UK/WTO legal interface

If the UK leaves the EU without an EU deal, then I thought UK trade would happen on WTO terms. If this is incorrect, on what terms would trade occur? Is it correct to say that WTO-based trade cannot ...
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How does Brexit affect trade between the UK and countries outside of the EU?

While the negotiations between the UK and the EU are currently front-page news, what happens to treaties and agreements UK is automatically a party of by virtue of their EU-membership? Are there ...
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UK Chequers Statement and Trade Deals

The statement released on 6th July 2018 by the UK Government from Chequers stated that the intention was to maintain a common rulebook for all goods and agri-food. Will this enable the UK to allow ...
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If UK left WTO - would it also have to pay divorce settlement?

World Trade Organisation similarly to EU customs union maintains service and staff it has to finance. And it also requires members to pay membership fees. I haven't managed to find out what happens ...
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Why are the Brexit trade talks held up by the divorce talks?

In order to provide certainty for businesses and bureacrats, to a layman it appears practical for Britain to carry out trade talks with the European Union in parallel with the divorce talks. Yet the ...
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Why would it be considered advantageous to negotiate ones own trade treaties?

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, there is debate as to whether the UK should remain in the EU Customs Union (or in a bilateral customs union with the EU, which I believe is almost the ...
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Can EU countries establish free trade agreements with the UK post Brexit? [duplicate]

Can EU countries establish free trade agreements with the UK post Brexit? If the UK wants free trade (that is, non tariff, non import duty trade) post Brexit with a country that is in the EU such as ...
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Does staying in the single market post-Brexit mean freedom of movement?

Does staying in the single market post-Brexit mean freedom of movement? When the UK leaves the EU, will staying in the single market also mean we have to keep open door immigration from the EU too?
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No deal Brexit : How is it going to help UK to create new trade deals?

There is a lot of optimism that leaving EU's Single Market, will be an opportunity for UK to create new trade deals with other countries outside the EU. I have seen articles and people using this ...
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Brexit: leaving Customs Union and/or Single Market — what do these things really mean?

I recently got quite a long and detailed reply from my local MP, Rachael Maskell, who recently resigned as Shadow Environment Secretary due to her opposition to Brexit. The reply was to an email I ...
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Is joining the Schengen area a prerequisite for the UK to rejoin EFTA?

If the UK leaves the EU but wants to retain access to the European market, one way for that to happen would be via rejoining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (link). An application to rejoin ...