A vigorous debate has begun over the impact of Brexit on the UK's trade agreements with the EU and non-EU countries and on the system of international trade law. The EU currently has preferential trade deals with over 50 partners and is actively negotiating with China, India and the USA.
The UK and many of its trading partners will need to renegotiate all of these agreements whilst protecting their interests and the interests of regional trading blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN and MERCOSUR. That will require new approaches, likely resulting in new international trade models, which will inevitably affect the law and practice of international trade.
The conference will gather in London the leading academics and practitioners in the area of international trade law. The panellists will discuss the most current problems of international trade law, including the impact of Brexit on UK-EU trade relations, China's role in the global trade system as well as the new trends in international trade treaty making.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Conference: Brexit, China and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law
On May 31, 2017, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, together with the University of Surrey, will hold a conference on "Brexit, China and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law." The program is here. Here's the idea: