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The Commonwealth advantage: trading with the bloc offers buoyant economic prospects

Lea, Ruth (2018) The Commonwealth advantage: trading with the bloc offers buoyant economic prospects. LSE Brexit (18 Apr 2018). Website.

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One of Brexit's potential advantages is the UK's freedom to negotiate its own trade deals instead of being dependent on the EU. Of course, trade will continue with the EU after Brexit, probably little changed, and there is little doubt that the EU will continue to be a major trading partner after Brexit. But it is widely expected that the share of UK exports going to the EU will continue to decline, reflecting the maturity of the EU markets and the continuing decline of the EU’s share of global output. New deals are likely to be with countries as diverse as the US and Japan – and, of course, individual Commonwealth countries. Australia and Canada, for example, have already expressed interest in a free trade agreement. In this post, Ruth Lea, CBE (Arbuthnot Banking Group), explains why trading with the Commonwealth offers buoyant economic prospects.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 23:16

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