Welsh academics discuss impact of Brexit on trade

20 February 2018

The Welsh Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into Brexit with a session featuring the Institute for Government and leading Welsh academics.

Wales' priorities for future trade

The session will look at the options for future trading relationships with the EU after Brexit. The Committee will ask about the pros and cons of alternative arrangements, including a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, a bespoke EU-UK economic area and a "no deal" scenario.

The Committee will also look at how trade can be developed with non-EU partners across the globe. Post-Brexit the UK will no longer be tied to EU trade policy, but will also cease to be party to a number of Free Trade Agreements with non-EU nations. The UK Government will need to decide whether it wishes to replicate FTAs the EU has already secured, and how it will develop new trade agreements with other countries.

The Committee will consider how future UK trade policy can benefit key sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, and what Wales' priorities will be for future trade agreements.


Tuesday 20 February, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm

  • Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government
  • Joe Owen, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government

At 5pm

  • Professor James Foreman-Peck, Head of the Economics Section, Cardiff Business School
  • Professor Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School

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