G7 in Elmau

Written by Dr. Isabelle Zirden, Dr. Björn Weber and Kira NübelSEC Newgate Germany Since January 1 2022, Germany holds the presidency of the G7, an informal association of Western industrialised nations, for the seventh time. At the end of June, Germany hosted a meeting at Schloss Elmau, located in the rural idyll of Upper Bavaria….

The Queen: 70 years of diplomacy, trade and global Britain

By Harry Brown & Tom Haynes As the nation prepares for the Jubilee celebrations this weekend, SEC Newgate’s Trade team take a look at the role our longest serving Monarch has played on the international stage. Despite what many consider to be a largely ceremonial role, the Queen has been able to help project the…

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…

What’s on the agenda as the PM visits India?

By Devi Santosh Boris Johnson was hoping that all eyes would be on his visit to India today – his first since being elected in 2019. It was billed as a crucial diplomatic and trade visit, with hopes to entice India towards the West and wean the country off its dependence on Russian oil and…

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…

We don’t talk about… Brexit

By Sabine Tyldesley Are people still ‘encanto’ed with Brexit? Certainly people don’t talk about it as much as they used to, but there remain practical challenges faced by business and consumers that means two years on, Brexit is still on the agenda, whether people want it to be or not. In the aforementioned Disney film,…

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,…