Trade with China: A “golden era” no more?

A renewed focus on international trade – the UK’s departure from the EU, the beginning of the Biden presidency in the US, and the pressure on supply chains due to COVID-19 for example – has led to questions around China and its trading relationship with the global community.  In this long read, we look at…

What will be on the UK’s trade agenda in 2021?

Newington’s Trade Team – Tiffany Burrows, Sabine Tyldesley, Nick Jessup and Ciaran Gill – look at what to expect the UK’s trade priorities will be this year in this long read.  EU UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) or not, in 2021 we will not stop hearing about Brussels or the rules that are made…

2021: A new post-Brexit era for the City

By Gareth Jones This week represents the first working week for financial services firms operating under the UK’s new post-Brexit regime, in what promises to be a new era for the City of London. Although some of the key decisions about what a post-Brexit future will look like for financial services have yet to be taken. The…

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The UK and EU Government have agreed a deal this afternoon on their future relationship. This followed ongoing meetings between the negotiating teams as well as “hotline” talks between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.  The legal text has been published here. Last night, officials briefed journalists with hopeful signs but…

It’s the poisson, stupid

Nick Jessup examines the furore over fishing that has been dominating Britain’s trade negotiations with the EU As Bill Clinton’s campaign team reminded us so eloquently back in 1992, campaigns can often boil down to just one thing. The same could arguably be said about the UK’s negotiation of a trade deal with the EU….

Brexit: light at the end of the tunnel?

By Tom Parker, SEC Newgate Deputy CEO and British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium President, with Adam Koves, EU Trade Policy Consultant at Cambre Associates Rumour has it that a deal is brewing in London and Brussels. Some are still pinning their hopes on the success of intense, “tunnel” negotiations. However, businesses are starting to…

Freeports: All aboard, or any port in a storm?

Public Affairs Director Christine Quigley looks into freeports and what they could mean for the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has long been a fan of freeports. While he was still a Conservative backbencher, he authored a key report for the Centre for Policy Studies, The Free Ports Opportunity, outlining the case for freeports. He identified the…

International (dis)agreement: Northern Ireland, Brexit and US Trade

Ciaran Gill looks at how the Internal Market Bill going through Parliament at the moment could impact the UK’s chances of securing a trade deal with the US If someone had decided to completely cocoon themselves from the news for a fortnight, they’d be forgiven for thinking that their subsequent engagement with the latest developments…