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Digital and telecoms experts advise Brexit inquiry

14 October 2016

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee holds the first evidence session on their inquiry "Brexit: future UK and EU trade in services".

Witnesses

Thursday 20 October in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.10am

  • Dr Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law, Cambridge University
  • Holger Breinlich, Professor of Global Economics, Nottingham University

At 11.10am

  • Dr Jo Twist, CEO at UKIE Association for UK Interactive Entertainment
  • Mr Matthew Evans, CEO, Broadband Stakeholder Group
  • Mr Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, TechUK

Likely questions

The Lords' EU Internal Market Sub-Committee is carrying out an inquiry into future UK and EU trade in services post Brexit. Possible questions for witnesses include:

  1. Starting with the four General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) modes, in what ways can services be traded?
  2. Measures affecting trade in services are nearly always of a regulatory nature, and are sometimes referred to as Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs). What kind of legislative measures that typically apply to services?
  3. What services are encompassed in the digital and telecommunications sectors, and what are the most common and important forms of trade in those services?
  4. Will UK consumers benefit from the abolition of roaming charges in the EU?

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