Hearing on Britain’s future trade and investment policy

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Axel Berger

On 27 February 2019, Axel Berger gave evidence to the International Trade Select Committee at the House of Commons on future trade and investment policy of the United Kingdom (UK). After leaving the European Union, the UK will be able to conclude its own trade and investment agreements. On the basis of his research, Axel Berger presented the advantages and disadvantages of integrating market access clauses in trade and investment agreements. He also recommended that Britain play an active role in the discussions on investment facilitation in the World Trade Organization. These discussions are driven by emerging and developing countries and aim to make national investment frameworks more transparent, consistent and predictable. An international framework for investment facilitation has the potential to promote investment flows to developing countries