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Borderlex Academy: UK Trade Policy

Borderlex Academy: Trade Policy – The rules that shape the UK’s cross-border trade 

Date and time: 27 March @ 14.30 – 28 March @ 17.00 

Location: In-person near Holborn Station, central London and online 

Request details and pricing at subscriptions@borderlex.net – Subscriber and group discounts available 

Cross-border transactions never happen in a legal vacuum. Businesses and governments are becoming more aware of these rules – or their absence – when the system is starting to show cracks. The UK is gradually finding its role in the global trading system post Brexit – but will continue to face headwinds as global big-power rivalries sharpen. All this comes at a time when supply chains have never been as integrated, the climate agenda is upending established ways of conceiving trade policies and digital and robotics open new opportunities but also challenges for the governance of international trade. 

At the 2023 Borderlex Trade Policy Academy, you will be able to: 

  • Get your head around the foundations of the global trading system as the economy shifts towards the Asia-Pacific 
  • Understand the dynamics shaping UK trade relationships with its large next-door neighbour, the EU 
  • Discuss new geopolitical realities, tech and environmental policies and how they are shaping the way we will trade across borders in future
  • Hear directly from practitioners and seasoned observers and analysts of trade policy in the UK, Europe and beyond 
  • Mingle and exchange views with fellow UK or UK-interested practitioners and stakeholders from business, civil society and governments in the area of trade policy. 

 Speakers and session leaders:

  • Simon Manley – Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UK to the WTO and UN in Geneva 
  • Chris Horseman – Deputy Editor at Borderlex
  • Iana Dreyer, Founder & Editor at Borderlex
  • Deborah Elms – Asia Trade Centre
  • David Henig – Director at ECIPE 
  • Fergus McReynolds – Director of EU Affairs, Make UK 
  • Emily Lydgate – Reader in Environmental Law, Deputy Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory 

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