Post-Brexit Britain in A World of Preferential Trade Agreements

On 24 February 2017 over 70 delegates gathered at Birmingham Law School to listen to a high-profile panel including a former trade negotiator and two eminent trade lawyers to discuss the post-Brexit status of the UK in the World Trade Organization (‘WTO’) and its future trade relations with the EU and the wider world.

The three speakers provided interesting insights, and debated, on several issues. Then, speakers in three specialized panels presented on several aspects of the world of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), helping to define the status quo and looking into the future, and also providing useful perspectives on the new world that lies ahead for the UK.

In this webpage we have included the video recording of the first panel (except for the paper by Ms Lilja Olasfdottir, thus fully abiding by the Chatham House rule) and the audio recordings of the other three panels, together with the relevant slides presentations.

This conference is the first of a series of events and initiatives that the group of trade law scholars at Birmingham Law School is currently preparing and working on.

The organisers: Rilka Dragneva-Lewers, Luca Rubini, I-Ju Chen

Britain, Brexit and Beyond: Lorand Bartels and Rob Howse


Audio recordings of the conference panels: