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…

Tariffs are Trumps

As International Trade Secretary Liz Truss visited the US, Tiffany Burrows runs through what was on her agenda to discuss with her American counterparts. The UK and the US have been conducting the third round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), and the first in-person negotiations were held earlier this week in Washington…

Tokyo 2020: An Olympic Challenge for the UK?

Ciaran Gill explores the main issues being discussed between the UK and Japanese negotiating teams For the UK to truly fulfil the Government’s ‘Global Britain’ agenda in carving out the UK’s new role in the world, a lot has been said about looking East. The government has made its intentions in the region clear, announcing…

Having its global cake and eating it: UK accession to the CPTPP

Tiffany Burrows has written a long read about the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) You may be forgiven for missing this tweet from International Trade Secretary Liz Truss on Friday afternoon about the UK’s first meeting with representatives of the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific…

Supply (chains) and demand

Sabine Tyldesley outlines how coronavirus has exposed vulnerabilities in UK supply chains and how the UK Government’s response could have a significant impact on its future trade relationships. Unless you’ve been living under a rock as a consumer – although haven’t we all in a way during lockdown? – you will have become more aware…

High June?

Tiffany Burrows explains why the accelerated talks beginning on 29th June, not the June deadlines, should be the focus of those assessing the progress of the UK-EU negotiations The 1st July deadline to submit the request to extend the transition period – due to end on 31st December this year – is fast approaching. On Friday, the…