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At 10am today, we will hear from @GuillaumeVdLoo, @SMerler and @StevenBlockmans on the continuing application of EU trade agreements after #Brexit. Then we will question @GregHands, Minister of State for Trade Policy. Watch live at goo.gl/pE6nF3 #UKTrade
. @GuillaumeVdLoo tells us 'copying and pasting' existing EU FTA is not feasible. There are legal and technical issues regarding tariff rate quotes, political challenges in negotiation etc. Exchange of letters is more practical but has technical issues. #UKTrade
.@StevenBlockmans agrees that an exchange of letters is the preferred option. This requires EU cooperation and is a 'damage limitation' exercise for the UK & EU. Ratification is lengthy. It's 'wishful thinking' to scrap all references to the EU in trade agreements. #UKTrade
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Watch our evidence session today on maintaining EU trade agreements post #Brexit. We'll hear from Lord Hannay and @LORDMARKPRICE We're streaming live from 10am at goo.gl/b3yfgp #UKtrade
Lord Hannay is increasingly worried that the Secretary of State & @tradegovuk aren't giving sufficient priority to countries with which EU has FTAs. A standstill/ transition agreement will delay when these issues will arise, as the UK will stay in the Customs Union. #UKTrade
.@LORDMARKPRICE says what's needed by March 2019: 1 WTO schedules needed to be posted. 2 Anti-dumping & anti-subsidy legislation and to carry over EU FTAs (hence Trade Bill). 3 Pursue “transitional adoption” with parties to EU FTAs. 4 New FTAs post-Brexit #UKTrade
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