On May 1, the free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Georgia will enter into force for Switzerland and Lichtenstein.

Representing 14 million consumers, the EFTA is made up of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. The EFTA Council of Foreign Ministers originally made the decision to establish an FTA with Georgia back in 2014. The first two rounds of negotiations took place in 2015. The third and final rounds were concluded in 2016. The FTA was officially signed in June 2016 and entered into force for Georgia, Norway, and Iceland in September 2017.

On March 22, 2018, Integration Point held a free webcast on “Brexit: The Volatile Phase.” We discussed what we currently know about Brexit, how we can make educated assumptions to prepare for the change, and how Brexit will affect customs and export control.

During the webcast, some questions were unanswered due to time constraints. Our speaker, John Grayston of Grayston & Company, will answer them here.