The UK in a post-Brexit world; following the US, or the EU’s influence on trade agreements?

Gomez Arana, Arantza (2018) The UK in a post-Brexit world; following the US, or the EU’s influence on trade agreements? Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

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Abstract

Since the creation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947 and its replacement with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1994, the main goal of the organisation has been the facilitation of trade between countries, by decreasing barriers among the now 164 members and covering 98% of international trade. The role of the US and the EU within the WTO negotiations, has been interpreted as them being the dominating players, until the Doha Round that started in 2001. It has not been finished in part due to the disagreement between several countries with the US and the EU. The position of the UK after Brexit, will likely be weaker as a negotiator within the context of the WTO, because it cannot compete individually against them and also, against other big and relatively new members such as China (2001) and Russia (2012).

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 14:04
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6171

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