sabenapilot wrote:A101 wrote:Aesma wrote:
Then how come you're signing free trade agreements, that always include an outside court to decide conflicts ? What about a WTO Brexit ? The whole point of the WTO is to decide if its rules are applied correctly.
They are independent arbitration courts for dispute resolution purposes between two independent countries on international trade.
The EU as a whole can introduce laws which have direct implications on UK domestic laws judicial courts, free trade agreements between nations do not devolve themselves in each other’s domestic legislative or judicial powers.
Actually they sometimes do, at least when you strike a FTA with the EU as a small European country!!.
Just ask Switzerland or Norway for instance how they have signed up to the obligation to mirror any future EU rules in their 'domestic' legislation in due time, all in order to benefit from the advantages of a FTA with the EU.
It's the essence of the current diplomatic conflict between the EU and Switzerland even, in which the strike down clause is about to be triggered by the EU!
Still haven't done the reading up then on the very interesting similarity between them and the UK, haven't you?
Your talking about EFTA which comprehensively aligns itself with the single market the trade off was to mirror EU laws, this was a trade of for the single market. No other third country has these levels of intergration in regards to free trade agreements as an example trade agreements with a Canada or the recent agreement with Japan