An introduction to the World Trade Organisation
The World Trade Organisation, or WTO, comes up again and again in the Brexit debate. Here’s our quick, expert guide to what it does.
Everything you might want to know about the UK's trade with the EU
Lots of claims have been made about the UK’s trade with the EU. We've gathered together a briefing with everything we know about them here.
The UK’s trade deficit with the EU
What’s the UK trade deficit with the rest of the EU - and what might that mean for our negotiating position?
Post-Brexit trade tariffs
We have a voluntary choice about import tariffs, but not the tariffs on our exports.
How much would a hard Brexit cost?
It's not unorthodox to say that trading with the EU under terms set by the WTO would be bad from an economic perspective, but putting an exact cost on it is tricky.
Trade with the English-speaking world
It’s correct that the UK trades much more with the rest of the EU than with English-speaking countries further afield - at the moment.
Do two thirds of Welsh exports go to the EU?
The headline figure is correct for goods exports. The way Wales’ trade is calculated has changed significantly in recent months.
About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK
On its own, that doesn’t tell us who needs to trade with the other more.
Free trade outside the EU customs union
Can the UK be partly in and partly out of the EU customs union?
The EU's other trade agreements
The EU has 48 trade agreements with other countries, which go beyond World Trade Organisation rules.
What does leaving the EU mean for trade?
We look at what the impact of leaving the EU will be on trade by the UK.
How many businesses export to the EU?
It sounds like a simple question, but it’s not so easy to answer. We don’t have any official figures for how many UK businesses in total export to the EU.
Vote Leave "facts" leaflet: trade
Factchecking the Vote Leave "facts" leaflet.
The government's EU leaflet: trade
Factchecking the government's EU referendum leaflet on trade with other EU countries.
EU facts behind the claims: trade rules
In partnership with experts at the UK in a Changing Europe project, we've taken a look at the facts behind the claims on trade rules outside the EU.
Ask Full Fact: the UK’s trade with the EU
Pro-EU campaigners say that 50% of the UK's exports go to the EU, versus 8% to up-and-coming BRICS economies. It's 44% to the EU and 8% to BRICS.
Do half the UK's exports go to Europe?
In 2014, the EU accounted for around 44% of the UK's exports of goods and services.