The future of UK-Latin American and Caribbean trade after Brexit

Depending on the nature of the final Brexit deal, the UK may have the capability to negotiate its own free trade deals. Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed interest in these potential new trading opportunities. A truly global Britain will have to engage more with the rest of the world – the potential for greater engagement is there to be seized, the question then becomes how.

This event, co-hosted by the British Foreign Policy Group and LSE looks at what shape these engagements and trade relations could take. Building on the BFPG’s event on Latin America last year and subsequent report (Revitalising UK-Latin America Engagement post-Brexit), the panel will analyse the opportunities available and address some key questions: Do we need to see a change in regional priorities? What changes is Brexit likely to bring about in UK-Latin America and Caribbean Relations? How can the UK address the ‘Attractiveness Gap’- the disparity in attractiveness between Latin America and the UK? And can Brexit open up future possibilities of increased trade and further engagement as part of a ‘Global Britain’ strategy?


Joanna Crellin

Joanna Crellin (@JoannaCrellin) is Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean. Jo is also British Consul-General in São Paulo, a role she has held since February 2015.

Dr Jan Klienheisterkamp

Jan Kleinheisterkamp (@LSELaw) is an Associate Professor of Law at LSE, where he teaches international commercial arbitration and contracts.

Chair – Dr Stephen Woolcock

Stephen Woolcock (@LSEIRDept) is an Associate Professor of International Relations and head of the International Trade Policy Unit at LSE.


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