Brexit explained: a brief and regularly-updated infographic introduction to Brexit

Information is Beautiful has prepared an introduction to Brexit and is regularly updating the infographic as new information is available and as the situation evolves.

Clarifying the structure of the European Union and giving an overview to the UK’s possible options for Brexit, this visualization can be a useful and quick guide to the situation behind the headlines and political discussions in news and media outlets.

A video explainer can be found at YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Yht_zE_mT7U

A more extensive and annotated visualization can be found on the Information is Beautiful, along with links to different sources for further information: https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-uks-brexit-options-in-the-eurozone-landscape-visualized/

Looking for more visualizations on a variety of subjects and topics? Explore further the Information is Beautiful website here: https://informationisbeautiful.net/

Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries by Martin Molinuevo.

The impact of Brexit on the trade relations of EU/UK with third countries is likely to entail an extensive process of amendment to the disciplines and sectoral obligations featured in their current multilateral and bilateral trade and investment agreements. At the WTO, the UK stance will require amending the current EU lists of concessions in a way that may lead to a broad renegotiation process. At the bilateral level, the status of current EU agreements regarding the UK and third countries is uncertain, as these agreements may no longer apply to the UK. Further, agreements on goods, such the customs union with Turkey, will no longer be valid for the UK. Least developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries who benefit from the EU Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) will continue under this regime, but that framework will no longer be applicable to the UK. In all cases, third countries who consider that Brexit has diminished the value of their commitments may request compensation or changes in the text of the agreements, or ultimately terminate the agreement. The process of amending the trade and investment agreements requires comprehensive knowledge of their trade and investment flows with the EU and the UK.

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/document.php?id=TRAD2018026

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Brexit from a WTO/GATS perspective : towards an easy divorce? by Rudolf Adlung.

Virtually all studies dealing with the WTO-related aspects of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) envisaged separation from the European Union, tend to focus on the ramifications for merchandise trade. Services trade rarely enters the picture, reflecting an apparently prevailing view that the reallocation of the existing pre-Brexit obligations requires little more than some drafting changes. This article begs to disagree, arguing that there are a variety of complex legal issues involved. These are related, inter alia, to the conceptual broadening of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) beyond conventional cross-border trade to three more types of transaction and its extension, in addition to the treatment of products (services), to that of producers (service suppliers). The competitive conditions of foreign producers that are established within a Member’s territory are thus covered by the Agreement. With this in view, the article points out scenarios under which these producers are adversely affected by the termination of the UK’s single-market status and the ensuing (re-)introduction of restrictions on market access and national treatment under GATS Articles XVI and XVII and/or the (re-)appearance of regulatory impediments in bilateral trade. In turn, this might provide a basis for the home countries to seek compensation. The article also identifies GATS-scheduled limitations that, because of the Most-favoured-Nation principle, cannot be maintained in trade among independent WTO Members. Depending on their nature, the resulting adjustments might lead to compensation claims as well.

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/document.php?id=TRAD2018031

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Trade governance and legal implications for third countries by Martin Molinuevo.

The impact of Brexit on the trade relations of EU/UK with third countries is likely to entail an extensive process of amendment to the disciplines and sectoral obligations featured in their current multilateral and bilateral trade and investment agreements. At the WTO, the UK stance will require amending the current EU lists of concessions in a way that may lead to a broad renegotiation process. At the bilateral level, the status of current EU agreements regarding the UK and third countries is uncertain, as these agreements may no longer apply to the UK. Further, agreements on goods, such the customs union with Turkey, will no longer be valid for the UK. Least developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries who benefit from the EU Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) will continue under this regime, but that framework will no longer be applicable to the UK. In all cases, third countries who consider that Brexit has diminished the value of their commitments may request compensation or changes in the text of the agreements, or ultimately terminate the agreement. The process of amending the trade and investment agreements requires comprehensive knowledge of their trade and investment flows with the EU and the UK.

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/document.php?id=TRAD2018026

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New statistical publications from OECD, mid June 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Library acquisitions — October 2017

We are pleased to present our list of selected new acquisitions from October 2017. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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Your WTO Library Team

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Form in intellectual property law / David Booton.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926857

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/5ro5b9

Global agriculture and the American farmer : opportunities for US leadership / Kimberly Ann Elliott.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926895

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/eNbuQT

Globalization and animal law : comparative law, international law and international trade / Thomas G. Kelch.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926974

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/BdgTvA

Grave new world : the end of globalization, the return of history / Stephen D. King.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926919

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/FiwGSE

Handbook on growth and sustainability / edited by Peter A. Victor, Brett Dolter.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926706

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/jJLSRH

Intellectual property rights and climate change : interpreting the TRIPS agreement for environmentally sound technologies / Wei Zhuang.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926813

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/dvqhM2

International investment arbitration : substantive principles / Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, Matthew Weiniger.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925550

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/nxYfXV

The international law on foreign investment / M. Sornarajah.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926917

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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Legal aspects of Brexit : implications of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union / [edited by] Jennifer A. Hillman and Gary Horlick.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926736

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: https://goo.gl/vKHkn5

The profit of the earth : the global seeds of American agriculture / Courtney Fullilove.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926827

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/7Gw32d

Regulating transport in Europe / edited by Matthias Finger, Torben Holvad.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926932

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/6XAXbP

Research handbook on intellectual property exhaustion and parallel imports / edited by Irene Calboli, Edward Lee.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926862

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/gth6zS

The use of economics in international trade and investment disputes / edited by Marion Jansen, Joost Pauwelyn and Theresa Carpenter.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926821

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/cJdQmu

 

New publications from OECD, late October 2017

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.