Any existing EU agreement, which will not be rushed, will end on 31 December and future trade will take place on WTO terms until an agreement is reached. But no words are heard on these issues. Instead, the problems are political goals on both sides, but the UK`s agricultural trade, in particular, remains an unnecessary point of friction. The United States has long insisted that Europe establish scientific food safety standards and allow the importation of chlorine-washed American poultry and beef, which are treated with certain medicines. The scope for a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States is narrower than that of free trade agreements with emerging countries such as India, given that WTO tariffs are already low in both countries. In addition, nearly half of U.S. imports are duty-free. Similarly, British trade negotiators with other non-European industrialized countries, such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, have limited room to conclude preferential free trade agreements. As a result, the main benefits of a post-Brexit free trade agreement between the UK and the US and other industrialized countries will come from reducing non-tariff barriers.
A concrete example of cross-border trade in services is Schedule I in financial services, as this is a new and innovative area. Other similar schedules for other professional services, such as law and accounting, should be established when the time comes on a similar basis. Purchases made by one party for national defence purposes by the other party are considered to be all the internal substantive provisions of the first part. Each party will endeavour, with agreement and collaboration with the other party, to extend the provisions to other close and traditional allies. None of the parties can, without the agreement of the other party, establish research, development or procurement relationships with third parties that are related to the other party to that agreement. Overall, the Financial Services Annex requires the same non-discrimination and liberalization obligations as required in the “Crossing Services Borders” chapter and in other parts of the agreement. These are reflected in the principles of recognition. The EU insists that the UK must respect these rules precisely enough – so that British businesses have no advantage – but the UK government says it wants the freedom to move away.
That`s one thing, the benefits of a bilateral U.K. to support and represent. Free trade agreement, but what should a meritorious agreement contain? Ideally, the language would be short, soft and unequivocal: “There will be free trade between the parties.” Unfortunately, in a world of growth in trade in services and non-tariff barriers, this mantra of free trade is not enough to meet the complex challenges of many modern forms of protectionism.