The WTO currently has 164 members which between them are responsible for 95% of world trade. It is a negotiating forum for its members to create international trade rules, and an organisation to oversee how they put the rules into practice.
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The Government has committed to giving MPs the same level of information about the Brexit negotiations as their counterparts in Brussels.
Theresa May has called for a vote on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act tomorrow to be able to trigger an early election on 8 June 2017. The process for triggering an election mid term is not so straightforward.
What is Parliament's role in approving a Brexit deal?
In 1993, the EU extended membership of the Single Market to three non-EU states: Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. It drafted an agreement – known as the European Economic Area (EEA) – that extended the Single Market to these countries
Article 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union sets out the EU’s rules for conducting negotiations with third parties. It applies to negotiations between the EU and one or more non-member states or international organisations.
What is Article 50? And what is being negotiated?