What consequences would a post-Brexit China-UK trade deal have for the EU?

October 7, 2016

A China-UK free trade agreement has been extensively discussed since the UK’s vote for Brexit. Many supporters of Brexit argue that the UK’s regained flexibility to strike trade deals with other partners, and in particular with China given its economic size, will be a key advantage. This analysis indicates that a China-UK FTA will be neither as easy nor as clearly advantageous as portrayed by Brexit supporters.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) BREXIT

Regions: CHINA

Authors: JIANWEI XU ALICIA GARCIAS-HERRERO

Publishing Institution: BRUEGEL

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