The Japan-UK Trade Agreement and the Shadow of Brexit

The Japan-UK Trade Agreement and the Shadow of Brexit

Andrea A. Fischetti, Tokyo Review – 9 November 2020

In the shadow of Brexit, it has been vital for the UK to prove the worth of individual trade relationships with their vital economic partners, especially Japan. Japan has made it clear that it values its trade relationship with the EU over any strategic interests that the UK may have post-Brexit. The Japan-UK comprehensive economic partnership agreement that was signed on October 23 was vital in assuring Japanese companies in Britain who benefitted greatly from EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

What does this agreement mean for the UK in a post-Brexit world and what does it mean for Japan’s mutually beneficial relationship with the EU? This article in the Tokyo Review goes into more depth. Read the full article here.

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