The Banker – The changing face of trade in a digital world

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates.

The future of free-trade agreements (FTAs) has been called into question by recent political developments – most notably the UK’s vote to leave the EU and, as a result, the single market, arguably the deepest regional trade agreement (RTA) in history.

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