Peter Ungphakorn is a trade policy expert who writes for IEG Policy on agricultural trade relations between the EU and third countries, and on trade issues related to Brexit. Peter was formerly an information officer at the WTO in Geneva.
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It is becoming increasingly common for delegates to head to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference with little idea of what the outcome will be.
The European Commission joined the United Kingdom for the first time last week (October 16–20) in talks in Geneva with other World Trade Organization members on future British and EU commitments in the WTO as they prepare for separation (Brexit) in March 2019.
Britain and the European Union have released a joint letter to World Trade Organization (WTO) members on their joint approach to revising their commitments in the organisation after Brexit.
The European Union has submitted revised commitments on goods to the World Trade Organization (WTO), implementing a two-year-old WTO decision to scrap agricultural export subsidies, and covering its expansion to 28 members in 2007 and 2013, with implications for Brexit.
New Zealand’s top trade official has confirmed that his country is one of a group that is proposing a “1+1=1” approach to tariff rate quotas (TRQ) in the UK's and EU's post-Brexit “schedules” of WTO commitments.
The UK aims to intensify consultations with World Trade Organization (WTO) members on its post-Brexit commitments in the trade body this autumn, and to circulate drafts sometime next year so they can be in place when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, IEG Policy understands.