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The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism

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This report from UK think tank Civitas looks at UK trade in manufacturing, 2000-2019. Contrary to common

Trade policy and medical supplies during COVID-19

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at ideas for avoiding shortages and ensuring continuity

Rethinking the UK’s relationship with China

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By Sophie Gaston

Since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, there has been vocal support for a UK-Australia FTA, which could…

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By John Hemmings

The weight of the global economy is going to Asia, it is going by sea – and the United Kingdom…

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By Julian Jessop

On average, the economic costs of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) now far exceed those of tariffs, which have generally been falling…

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By Fabian Wallen; Magnus Wiberg

The weak global GDP growth since the financial crisis in 2007-2009 has coincided with unusually weak growth in global trade.…

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By Victoria Hewson

The debate surrounding the United Kingdom leaving the European Union has focussed on negotiations between the parties. But there are…

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By Julian Jessop

The ongoing controversy over Melrose’s purchase of engineering company GKN illustrates many common misunderstandings about how free markets can work…

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By Joe Owen; Alex Stojanovic; Jill Rutter

Brexit means that, for the first time in 40 years, the UK will have to renegotiate its trade and economic…

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By Shanker Singham; Victoria Hewson; Dr Radomir Tylecote

Ahead of the proposed start of trade talks with the EU in December, the UK must adopt the right approach…

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By Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

If a new trade policy framework can be developed, Trump’s presidency could offer a chance to move the debate forward…

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