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Peter Ungphakorn

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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Buenos Aires Ministerial preview: Will the WTO have to tango without the US?

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.

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EU joins UK in post-Brexit WTO talks as data emerges as first major hurdle

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.

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UK and EU release joint letter to WTO members on approach to commitments

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.

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EU hands WTO updated goods commitments, includes scrapping farm export subsidies

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.

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Brexit: New Zealand official confirms approach to WTO TRQ talks

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.

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

UK to circulate draft post-Brexit WTO commitments 'next year'

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.

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