The United Kingdom is breaking new ground as the first major member state to exit the European Union- the destination of nearly half our exports. As the UK work out a negotiated exit from the EU, the UK government is also devising an independent trade policy, within the context of changing global trade relationships. This new trade policy will need to secure the flow of not just goods, but increasingly of services and data into and out of key markets. Beyond trade, the UK is at a juncture where the opportunity has opened to redefine how we will operate at the international level as an independent state in terms of diplomacy and the exercise of soft power.
The WIG events series will facilitate communication and collaboration across public, private and not-for-profit sectors throughout the Brexit process to help achieve the best possible outcome for the UK’s departure and build an ambitious future relationship with the EU. WIG will establish an environment to discuss the UK government’s new independent trade policy, along with supporting cross-sector dialogue around the role of an independent UK as a positive actor on the world stage. The main topics covered include:
13 March 2020
Brexit & International