Conference: EU trade policy and Brexit

Conference: EU trade policy and Brexit
Wednesday 15 June 2022

'EU trade policy and Brexit' conference

21 June 2022, 9:30-17:00 CEST


The ANU Centre of European Studies, in collaboration with The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), invites you to participate in the conference 'EU Trade Policy and Brexit' on 21 June 2022 at Maastricht University’s Brussels Campus (Montgomery) and online.

Date: 21 June 2022, 9:30-17:00 CEST

Venue: Maastricht University’s Brussels Campus (Montgomery), Avenue de Tervueren 153, 1150 Woluwe St. Pierre, Belgium, Belle Etage 

Zoom: available here



The conference seeks to reflect upon the following questions:

  • How has Brexit affected EU trade negotiations with third countries? Have perceptions of the EU changed?
  • How has the dynamic of UK-EU Brexit negotiations impacted negotiations and relations with other third countries?
  • How could we best go about researching these types of questions?
  • To what extent does Brexit alter EU trade policy? And the EU's market power and its ability to leverage it?
  • How do the differences in UK and EU approaches to trade policy and negotiations affect negotiations with third parties?
  • How does the UK engage as third party with EU trade policy, and what are the prospects for this relationship in the future (e.g. potential for managing regulatory divergence, etc.)?



EU Trade policy and Brexit (9:30-11:00am CEST)

  1. Opening remarks, Dr Katarzyna Williams (ANUCES)
  2. ‘EU Trade policy and Brexit’ David Hening (ECIPE)
  3. ‘Evolution of EU Trade Instruments post-Brexit’ Elitsa Garnizova (LSE Trade Hub) & Ragnar Weilandt (KUL Leuven)
  4. 'EU-UK investment regime after Brexit' Ivana Damjanovic (The Australian National University)

Coffee break (11.00-11.15 CEST)

EU Trade negotiations with the wider world and the impact of Brexit (11:15-13:15 CEST)

  1. ‘EU-Mercosur Agreement and Challenges’ Emily Rees (ECIPE) 
  2. ‘The impact of Brexit on EU Negotiations with Australia/New Zealand’ Maria Garcia  (University of Bath)
  3. 'The scramble for Africa: an Evaluation of the EU's revised Africa Strategy after Brexit' Clair Gammage (University of Bristol) 
  4. ‘EU’s trade with Southeast Asia’ Yeo Lay Hwee (NTU Singapore)

Lunch (13:15- 14:30 CEST)

EU Trade Strategies and Values (14:30-16:00 CEST)

  1. 'Rethinking Trade and Sustainability Issues in EU Trade Policy' Jean-Baptiste Velut (Sorbonne Nouvelle University of Paris)
  2. 'Evolving geopolitics, EU energy supply, renewables, nuclear energy and the role of the UK' Ottavio Quirico (University of New England / The Australian National University)
  3. 'Joint Negotiations or Going Alone? A Multi-Level Network Model of PTAs' Ken Stiller (University of Oxford)

Networking (16:00-17:00 CEST)


The conference is part of the ANUCES Jean Monnet Project 'Third Country Engagement with EU Trade Policy' which aims to improve understanding of trade implications for EU third countries, including Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.



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