Trade with the EU represents about 50% of UK's imports and exports of the UK, rising to 65% if we include trade with countries that already have trade agreements with the EU. The UK's exit negotiations with the EU, and the possibility of trade agreements with other partners are crucial pieces of international negotiations that will determine the economic future of the UK.This event discussed how Brexit trade outcomes are likely to affect the UK's politics and economy.
The event consisted of a lecture from Royal Holloway's Chris Grey, an international expert on trade and organizations, in front of an audience of students and staff at Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as members of the wider public, who were encouraged to ask questions. This was the third of four talks about different aspects of Brexit, organized in the early part of 2018 by Royal Holloway's Jean Monnet Chair and the following academic departments: Economics, Law, and Politics and International Relations. The event was co-funded by the EU's Erasmus+ programme.