Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 June 2019
This paper examines the role to be played by the devolved administrations in the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of trade agreements concluded by the UK post-Brexit. By examining, from a comparative perspective, examples of collaborative frameworks between sub-national entities and central governments established in federal jurisdictions, it proposes a significant reform of existing inter-governmental cooperation mechanisms to ensure that the devolved administrations are given a meaningful voice in the shaping of future trade agreements.
I would like to thank Gordon Anthony, John Morison and Ohio Omiunu for comments on previous drafts. Any errors and omissions remain my own.
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