Category Brexit

World Trade Organization Seeks New Director-General

Former World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy discusses the search for a new head of the World Trade Organization, globalization and U.S. support for the organization. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)

“I have never seen such low co-ordination within the international system”

The former WTO chief says the multilateral response to the pandemic has been woefully inadequate by Alex Dean / June 8, 2020 Covid-19 is not just a public health crisis, but also an economic one. Countries the world over are experiencing downturns to rival the Great Depression and there is no knowing when the world economy […]

‘Leave the diplomats out’ and put fishermen in charge of Brexit talks, says former World Trade Organisation boss

Fishing industry leaders in the UK and European Union should be brought into the Brexit trade talks to break the deadlock, the former head of the World Trade Organisation has told us. by Daniel O’Donoghue As the UK and EU teams begin their final round of negotiations this week, Pascal Lamy called for “the politics […]

The UK reneging on the Northern Ireland Brexit deal would be a “big break of trust”

The UK reneging on the Northern Ireland Brexit deal would be a “big break of trust” for the trade talks with the EU, a former head of the World Trade Organisation has said. Pascal Lamy, a former EU commissioner for trade, said any attempt to backslide on the terms of the Northern Ireland protocol in the […]

« We’ve heard that many, many times. The real key issue is whether or not the UK diverges from EU regulatory standards »

Brexit news: Ex WTO chief warns of ‘muscular trade posturing’ as UK puts ‘war paints on’ FORMER WTO chief Pascal Lamy warned the first stage of the Brexit trade talks will include much “muscular posturing” from both UK and EU as he outlined how a no deal arrangement would work for both sides. By AURORA […]

What will happen if UK walks away from Brexit negotiations ?

Former WTO chief Pascal Lamy explained to Nick Ferrari what UK-EU trading would look like without a deal. “This Australia-like deal is a nice way of saying this is WTO terms. Because as you rightly said a moment ago, Australia and the EU do not have a trade agreement. “So for the moment Australia and […]