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How can the UK continue trading on current terms with third countries covered by EU trade deals?

Analysis: The EU has more than 50 trade deals of various sorts with third countries either in place, partly in place, or pending. What happens to UK trade with them after Brexit? Ben Chu looks at the state of play

Sunday 03 February 2019 18:24
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As a full member of the European Union since 1973 the UK has effectively outsourced responsibility for making trade deals with other countries to the EU institutions.

And those institutions have been busy.

The EU now has more than 50 trade deals of various sorts with third countries either in place, partly in place, or pending. A full list can be found on the European Commission’s website here.

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