An overview of key developments in UK trade policy as business and the opposition start looking beyond the 2024 general elections.
Week in London: A UK ‘Chips Act’, EU-UK, e-bikes
Well, here we have the United Kingdom also joining the semiconductor industrial policy bandwagon…..
THINK TANK: EU export controls, multilateralism, EV rules of origin
The European Council on Foreign Relations has been very active in recent days.
Week in London: Agriculture and FTAs, DCTS, EU-UK financial services, TCA review
The UK’s liberal agricultural market access offer to Australia and New Zealand raised eyebrows – but it’s a case of ‘twice-bitten, thrice shy’ for Rishi Sunak’s government
Factory closure warnings ahead of EU UK rule-of-origin deadline
Calls on London and Brussels to adapt rules of origin provisions within the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement are mounting after a major carmaker warned this week of the risk of possible factory closures in the UK.
Week in London: Windsor Framework rollout, scaling back the bonfire of EU laws
The history of the UK’s exit from the EU has been littered with ‘cliff-edge’ deadlines of various types. Some of these have just about been met, while others have been dramatically pushed back at the last minute.
McReynolds: ‘We need to understand the consequences of regulating differently’
Chris Horseman talked to Make UK’s Fergus McReynolds about how the new EU UK trading arrangements are affecting British manufacturing and where to take London’s trade conversation with Brussels now that more cooperation is possible in the wake of the Windsor Framework on Northern Ireland.
Week in London: Green light for Windsor Framework, trade committee dissolved, UK-Ukraine
It’s a big week in UK trade politics.
UPDATED: UK, EU agree Windsor Framework on Northern Ireland
Prime minister Rishi Sunak and European commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced an agreement in principle over how the protocol on Northern Ireland included in the EU-UK Withdrawal agreement is to function.
Week in London: Elusive Northern Ireland deal, US-UK architects, CPTPP
A Northern Ireland deal between the UK and the EU remains elusive. But London and Washington quietly cliched a deal on architecture professions and the UK is slowly reaching its CPTPP accession goal.