|Author (Person)||Lannoo, Karel|
|Publisher||Centre for European Policy Studies [CEPS]|
|Series Title||CEPS Commentary|
|Series Details||7 December 2016|
|Publication Date||December 2016|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Japan is probably the only non-EU country to have taken a clear stance on Brexit and its consequences for future political, economic and commercial relations with the UK.
While the country is close to finalising a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU, the negative vote on the referendum has stirred up debate in Tokyo and prompted changes in the government’s views on Europe.
The UK reacted by proposing a bilateral FTA, but this of course would be pre-conditioned on the resolution of numerous questions about its future relationship with the EU and the transitional arrangements, amongst others, for the ongoing FTA discussions.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Japan, United Kingdom|