Brexit: Status and Implications for UK Trade Partners
In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. While the actual “exit” has yet to happen, the effects on the United Kingdom and its trading partners has already been seen. The impact on UK-EU Trade has already been very real and will be more important to understand if Brexit continues. This webinar will discuss this historic decision, what to expect next, and the legal and policy issues Brexit raises for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the UK’s non-European trading partners. JUNG-UI SUL is an associate solicitor with the UK office of Sidley Austin LLP where she advises corporate, government and non-profit clients on international trade and environmental law matters, with a focus on the EU and the WTO. Jung-Ui will speak on Brexit and trade from the perspective of EU law, in particular the EU’s main models of trade (Single Market, Customs Union, FTAs, etc) and anticipated impact of Brexit on UK trade with the EU and more broadly on world supply chains (cars, garments, medicines, and sugar).
ANDREA EWART is an international trade attorney and owner/founder of DevelopTradeLaw, LLC which focuses on the trade issues that impact governments and companies in developing counties and emerging markets. Andrea is also the current President of OWIT International. Andrea will discuss the implications of Brexit on African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries, including historical ties between Britain and African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) countries, UK-ACP trading arrangements & impact of Brexit, and some possible ways forward for post-Brexit UK-ACP trading arrangements.