The 2016 cap reform accommodating wto pressures
Therefore some “ballpark” calculation for the split ought to be agreed without too much difficulty.If there is a problem, this could well be a sign of ill-will between the UK and the countries concerned.Technically, as well as politically, TRQs are complex because many of them are also divided up among exporting countries.For example, in the latest available EU schedule (for the old EU–15), the duty-free lamb TRQ is shared out among Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Uruguay and nine other countries (several now EU members) with only 200 tonnes out of 283,825 left for “other” countries. And UK-EU trade also needs to be taken into account if the UK does not have free trade in goods with the EU–27 — for obvious reasons, the UK’s present imports and exports within the EU do not come under the EU’s TRQs.The separation of these quotas between the EU and UK post-Brexit has been named as a major difficulty. If you would be willing to answer these questions for the Committees, they would form part of the formal written evidence volume for the inquiry, and would be used as part of the Committees’ report into the frameworks for UK trade after Brexit., there is still a considerable amount of uncertainty because we don’t know the answer to three underlying questions: (1) what the UK is going to seek in the whole Brexit package, including in the WTO, and what its attitude to its counterparts will be; (2) how the EU will respond; (3) how the rest of the world will respond. Other countries’ reactions will depend on the content of the UK’s position on the WTO, on its diplomatic skills in sustaining their goodwill, and on their own internal pressures and priorities.If the UK, EU and the rest of the world do not cooperate with each other the negotiations are likely to be lengthy and messy.TRQs arose because for many agricultural products, the tariffs that resulted from the 1986–94 Uruguay Round negotiations were so high they would seriously obstruct imports.