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
UK trade politics
Perspectives: What a Labour government would mean for UK trade policy
Brussels is taking a greater interest in what a change of government in the United Kingdom next year might mean for cross-Channel relations. Comfortably ahead in opinion polls, the Labour Party hasn’t focused much on trade – but greater focus on Europe is likely.
Week in London: Badenoch on CPTPP, poor countries hit by steel safeguard, Oklahoma deal
Change is afoot in the UK. Badenoch quizzed as Commons trade committee meets for last time The UK parliament reached the end of a six-year-long era on Wednesday (19 April) as the House of Common’s international trade committee met for its final session. The committee is being disbanded as from …
Think Tank: US-Germany on China, UK environment in trade deals
A selection of interesting recent think tank pieces. CSIS: US should let the Germany work out its approach to China as its domestic debate shifts Lily McElwee Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that explains how the debate in Germany surrounding China …
Week in London: Green light for Windsor Framework, trade committee dissolved, UK-Ukraine
It’s a big week in UK trade politics.
THINK TANK: Leadership and effectiveness in green tech industrial policy?
Think tanks are busy churning out content and context on EU and US green tech industrial policies.
UK merges trade, business departments
The United Kingdom’s department for international trade has been re-constituted as the department for ‘business and trade’ in a shake-up of British governmental departments announced today.
Week in London: India youth mobility, Parliament FTA ratifications, defence exports
The trade politics have resumed in the United Kingdom.
Comment: Badenoch’s top five priorities for UK trade – a reality check
Kemi Badenoch took a brave step in spelling out a trade strategy and some concrete targets for the United Kingdom. But how realistic are the goals set?
UK trade policy 2023 preview: India, CPTPP accession, normalising EU ties
The United Kingdom can be expected to to prioritise sealing a preliminary trade agreement with India, joining CPTPP and stabilise its relationships with the European Union in 2023.