“What should Britain’s trade policy be after Brexit? Recent coverage has focused–inevitably–on the nature of our ultimate deal with the European Union, or our prospects of signing individual agreements with this country or that one. But there is a bigger opportunity here–one that has the prospect of enriching not only Britain, but countries around the world."

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“The biggest news in trade recently has been the United States ending its involvement in (and thereby probably killing off) the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a grand trade deal covering 12 countries representing 40 per cent of the world economy. But in fact, free trade has been struggling for years."

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“The Doha Round of trade negotiations, launched by the World Trade Organisation in 2001, has been effectively abandoned. Partly as a result, trade now makes up a decreasing percentage of the global economy–one reason why economic growth was stalling even before the financial crisis of 2011."

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“Viewed in this light, the entire Brexit process should be regarded as part of a wide-ranging exercise–government departments must work together so that we can exit the EU in such a fashion that the high-level vision of growth, prosperity and hope can remain intact in our negotiations with other countries."

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Read: Brexit Can Enrich Not Just Britain, But The World