The negative impact of the United Kingdom government’s consistently secretive approach to trade policy since 2016 is becoming clearer.
Brexit & UK trade
This week’s central United Kingdom trade story is its desire to renegotiate the Northern Ireland Protocol. None of this bodes very well for the negotiation of a definitive settlement over Gibraltar. But here are other interesting developments. UK ‘green trade’ report urges multilateral action on carbon leakage The UK should …
The United Kingdom has challenged the European Union to renegotiate large parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol – or face the prospect of unilateral renunciation of these measures on the part of London. The essence of its proposal is to allow goods to move freely from Great Britain to Northern …
The post Brexit settlement of the matter of Gibraltar, the tiny territory at the tip of the Iberian peninsula whose status was always a sore point between the United Kingdom and Spain, was postponed by negotiators in 2020 focused on getting the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between Brussels and London …
London has announced a major review of the United Kingdom’s Generalised System of Preferences with the aim of simplifying access to its domestic market for qualifying low-income countries.
The United Kingdom will not be rushing to emulate the European Union by imposing carbon border taxes to prevent ‘leakage’ of carbon emissions in major industrial sectors.
Whereas all eyes have been on Brussels and its Fit for 55 climate package’s carbon border measure, the UK has quietly but steadily been working on its own trade policy….
Angus Brendan MacNeil, chair of the House of Commons’ international trade committee, chats with Chris Horseman about scrutinising trade deals, assessing their economic value, and creating new trade borders between England and Scotland. ***
Below, an overview of key developments in United Kingdom trade policy this week.
The High Court in London is expected to rule this autumn on a judicial review which has been filed against the government by a British sugar processor. The ruling could have far-reaching implications for UK trade policy. Here’s why.