What does the Singapore FTA decision mean for the EU's FTAs and Brexit?
The comprehensive free trade agreement agreed between the EU and Singapore in October 2014 was one of the first of a 'new generation' of free trade agreements for the EU. Now the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU could not conclude the agreement without ratification by the EU's member states. The ruling sets a precedent for future trade negotiations between the EU and third countries including any free trade agreement that the UK may look to conclude with the EU following Brexit.
Our briefing summarises the opinion of the CJEU, and asks what it means for the EU's trade policy, and whether it is good or bad news for the UK.Read More