How could the EU and the UK approach the negotiations for a new trade deal and what issues are particularly important to address?
The EU and the UK aim to negotiate a new bilateral trade agreement. While trade agreements usually aspire to converge trade and regulatory policies between countries, the post-Brexit trade agreement will be one that starts from an already high level of convergence. In effect, negotiations will be about divergence and how that process will play out during the period when the UK dismembers itself from the EU. How should the two sides approach such a trade negotiation? What sectors and areas of regulation are particularly important to pay attention to as divergence can lead to substantial losses? Can inspiration be drawn from other trade negotiations? Please join us for a panel discussion on the future trade relations between the EU and the UK.
Dr. Monique Ebell, Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the author of several impact analyses of Brexit on trade
Mr. Peter Chase, Resident Senior Fellow at the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a former senior official in the U.S. government