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Perspectives: Let’s carefully embrace ‘conditional’ trade

The European Union and United Kingdom are among those actively reconsidering the traditional links between trade policy and broader public policy objectives such as tackling climate change. While not without risks, conditioning access to one’s market on a trading partner addressing such global challenges seems the best way forward to …

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Perspectives: How the UK secured a place in the European standardisation system

The British national standards body BSI will remain a member of CEN and CENELEC, the leading European standardisation bodies, following a recent decision by their general assemblies. Agreement between European and British standards organisations is a novelty in recent UK-EU relations. There are lessons to learn from this step, which …