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Brexit and the Commonwealth

Reports and research from the Commonwealth Secretariat on the UK’s decision to exit the European Union.

Research on the Commonwealth and Brexit can also be freely accessed via the Commonwealth iLibrary

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Trade opportunities for Commonwealth post-Brexit

Commonwealth countries can do much more to expand trade links with the UK, post-Brexit. That’s the conclusion of trade experts at the Commonwealth Secretariat writing a new set of policy briefings on life after Britain’s decision to pull out of the European Union.

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Jury out on Brexit but calls for greater cooperation to undo de-risking

Central bank governors have been hearing about the risks Brexit and de-risking poses for Commonwealth countries. READ MORE >>

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Commonwealth to be ‘honest broker’ as member states move from ‘shock to solutions’ after UK vote to leave the EU

We are ready to support countries through tough post-Brexit trade negotiations, Secretary-General tells Commonwealth finance ministers. READ MORE >>

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Commonwealth finance ministers address Brexit, climate and banking

Finance ministers, central bank governors and the Secretary-General will be in the American capital this week to respond to the biggest financial challenges facing Commonwealth countries. READ MORE >>

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Secretary-General: We will help countries recover from the shock of Brexit

The Commonwealth will help its members recover from shock and adjust to the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union. READ MORE >>

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Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. READ MORE >>