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Alan Beattie

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Brussels, Belgium
International Economy Editor — Financial Times

Opines for Financial Times from Brussels. RT≠agree. Views own. Some trade, econ & Brexit; mainly persiflage. So viel Markt wie möglich, so viel Snark wie nötig.

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Nov 24, 2017

RT @cuzza92: Lord Bilimoria - who founded Cobra Beer and therefore actually knows something about business - absolutely lays int…

Nov 24, 2017

@PlasFron Not really true. WTO disciplines very weak. There’s actuallly a battle on for EU vs US supremacy. EU is generally winning.

Nov 24, 2017

@henryfarrell @dsquareddigest Exactly - an FTA generally involves appealing to WTO TBT or SPS agreements, which are really pretty weak and not remotely close to ECJ.

Nov 24, 2017

@henryfarrell @dsquareddigest Indeed, though the treaty itself obviously contained dispute settlement provisions that would determine how it would apply. Was referring more to FTAs than SM.

Nov 24, 2017

@PlasFron In practice, the length of supply chains and the cost of multiple compliance means that the bulk of the UK economy is likely to comply. See the piece about the Brussels effect. It even happens in the US.

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