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 MacNeil: United Kingdom lacks a trade policy strategy
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: The WTO simply must prove that it can do something, not just talk
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.
NZ’s Damien O’Connor: We want to build positive relationships into the Indo-Pacific
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.
INTERVIEW – EU-US relations and the digital economy: politics, tech or trade?
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.
Interview: The risk factor in European Union trade policy
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.
Interview: Northern Ireland’s retailers ‘need more time’ to adapt to NI Protocol rules
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.
Interview: Pursuing the bigger picture in Asia
Now that the European Union has inked an investment agreement with China it needs to take a big-picture geopolitical approach to the rest of the Asian region and a forward-looking approach to transatlantic relations, argues Reinhard Bütikofer in an interview with Borderlex.
Interview: The EU-UK trade agreement and the tech sector – a positive story to tell
It is probably fair to say that the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and UK has received a ‘mixed’ welcome from the various business sectors since its conclusion on Christmas Eve, and its entry into force on 1 January. But for the digital and tech sector in the …
Craig: US trade policy direction will be set by early Biden moves
Think tank R Street Associate Fellow Halie Craig in conversation with Borderlex on the potential direction of United States trade policy under Joe Biden – and what it could mean for future cooperation with the EU.