The EFTA countries show how hard Brexit will be for Britain

April 12, 2017

Norway offers much to envy. The food is tasty, public services are great and the people are impossibly good-looking. Its trade policy looks equally desirable. Though it trades heavily with the EU, Norway can also strike trade deals all over the world, either operating in concert with the three other members of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) or on its own. Members of EFTA have dozens of deals, including two with China, with which the EU cannot even start negotiations.

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Topics: BILATERAL INTEGRATION BREXIT TARIFFS

Agreements: EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA)

Regions: ICELAND LIECHTENSTEIN NORWAY SWITZERLAND UNITED KINGDOM

Authors: THE ECONOMIST

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