Roderick Abbott

Roderick Abbott is a member of ECIPE’s Steering Committee and Advisory Board. After 10 years doing trade work with the British Government, he spent 30 years in DG Trade at the European Commission. After leaving the Commission, he was for three years a Deputy Director General at the WTO in Geneva.

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10 reasons not to fall back on WTO

by Roderick Abbott | 06.06.2017

Brexiters breezily envisage falling back on WTO rules if trade talks with EU fail. This is a dangerous fallacy. UK would pay a heavy price.