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Van Bael & Bellis co-authors research for UK government on post-Brexit trade-defence regime

  • 09/01/2018
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Van Bael & Bellis co-authors research for UK government on post-Brexit trade-defence regime

With a view to establishing its own trade remedies framework for the post-Brexit era, the UK’s Department for International Trade commissioned Van Bael & Bellis and Copenhagen Economics to undertake research to help inform its approach. Van Bael & Bellis partner Richard Luff was assisted on this project by associates Steve Ross and Rémi Rivoal. The resulting 114-page report has now been published by the UK government, as announced by MLex.

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