“The WTO-option”: Two questions of process

09 Feb 2017

Thomas Sebastian spoke yesterday at an event organised by UK Legal Future at the House of Commons.

His remarks dealt with the so-called “WTO Option”. Thomas addressed two questions of process: (1) Whether the UK will be able to rely on WTO rules post-Brexit even if other WTO Members object to its proposals for revised “schedules”? (2) Whether any post-Brexit UK-EU transitional arrangements will have to be approved by the WTO?

A copy of his speech is available here.