Former EU trade commissioner and non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Cecilia Malmström sat down with Borderlex’s Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer to discuss some of the latest shifts in European Union trade policy. Below, excerpts from the conversation on the EU’s shift to ‘open strategic …
Borderlex’s founder and editor Iana Dreyer spoke to the European Commission’s director-general for trade Sabine Weyand. The conversation covered the current state of transatlantic trade relations, the Brussels’ trade conversation with China and prospects for the World Trade Organization as its 12th ministerial conference approaches.
Borderlex spoke to Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the UK Food and Drink Federation, about rules of origin, SPS deals with the EU, and the global growth potential for UK exports.
Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, spoke to Borderlex about how the nexus between trade and environmental policy is being addressed in Geneva. Paugam sees a paradigm shift. By Rob Francis.
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. ***
James Bacchus spoke with Rob Francis about the European Union’s carbon border adjustment mechanism, trade in medicines and medical products, how the Biden Administration is progressing on trade policy – and the World Trade Organization in all this.
New Zealand’s Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is the first minister from his country to travel offshore since the COVID-19 outbreak. His chosen destinations included Paris, London, and Brussels. Robert Francis caught up with him at the conclusion of his trip.
The Biden administration is genuinely committed to a partnership with the European Union on issues related to the digital economy. But making new ‘trade and tech’ initiatives announced in the wake of the EU-US summit work will require swift movement and a lot of resources. A conversation with Frances Burwell.
The Bertelsmann Foundation’s Christian Bluth argues that the EU’s trade policy focus will need to shift to managing risks. Bluth puts forward a few bold ideas to that end in an exchange of views with our editor Iana Dreyer.
The businesses which sit at the fulcrum of the United Kingdom’s’s new post-Brexit trade settlement – Northern Ireland’s retailers – are making the best of a situation that they never wanted to be in. But they are insistent that they need more time to establish a workable business model.