Trade Tuesday: Tipple to topple?

By Emily Chen & James Surallie After a short taster over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, many Britons are now looking forward to warmer weather and (perhaps) making a trip to the pub garden a more regular occurrence for that glorious summer’s day drink.    As consumers start to turn their attention away from hot cups of…

Trade Tuesday: Northern Ireland Protocol Bill – FAQs

By Sabine Tyldesley Today Foreign Secretary Liz Truss gave a speech to the House of Commons informing Parliament of the Government’s intentions to bring in a Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. Check out our quick explainer for more information. What is it?  This is a Bill to legislate changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol, negotiated as part of…

Trade Tuesday: Can this latest deal plug the holes in UK-Swiss trade?

By Emily Chen The meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Swiss President Ignazio Cassis last week, would indicate that the long-standing UK-Swiss relationship is as strong as ever. The stage has been set for an enhanced Swiss trade deal to be struck in 2022, following the launch of a new trade Consultation on 28…

Trade Tuesday – Cinco De Mayo: A closer look at Mexican-UK trade

By Harry Brown To mark Cinco De Mayo this Thursday, we look at the current state of play surrounding UK-Mexico trade and whether, as one of the world’s largest countries, Mexico is a nation the UK should seek to build a stronger relationship with since its departure from the EU. Currently, Mexico is the UK’s…

Trade as a force for good: A spotlight on Labour’s international trade policy

By James Surallie Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shadow Minister for International Trade, Nia Griffith MP, discussing a range of topics from the recently signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to the Labour Party’s position on Brexit. For Trade Tuesday, I’ve reflected on this conversation and analysed Labour’s international trade policy platform.  Labour…

Trade Tuesday: The ‘Special Relationship’

For #TradeTuesday, in honour of Valentine’s Day, we took a look at one of the most well-known political relationships, the so-called ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US. Peter Tulupman from SEC Newgate US explains the US’ approach to trade with its partner across the Atlantic When it comes to international politics, the USA…

Rishi Sunak and the Chinese Conundrum

By Emily Chen Today is Chinese New Year, and the British people are expected to order traditional food en masse. In fact, 25% of UK residents chose Chinese food as their preferred takeaway during the pandemic. This is but one indicator of the high value placed by our society on Chinese products. During the pandemic,…

Made in the UK, sold to business?

By Tiffany Burrows Amidst the onslaught of bad news for the government over the past few weeks, the Department for International Trade (DIT) published its Export Strategy, aimed at encouraging more British businesses to export. Government research shows that exporting supports 6.5 million jobs and that exporters pay higher wages, while other data  indicates exporting…

Article 16: FAQs

What is Article 16? Article 16 of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol provides a mechanism for the UK or the EU to take “safeguard measures” to reduce any serious problems stemming from the operation of the Protocol. This special deal was agreed as part of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and seeks to prevent the introduction of…