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  • Podcast 3 July 2024

    Critical Raw Materials

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    Critical Raw Materials is the topic for this episode and looks at why they have become such an important part of our trade policy discussions. The conversation explores how to ensure that our trade policies enable a flow of these critical raw materials to the industries that need them; and whether we should be concerned that the increasingly fraught geopolitical situation might create serious problems for the emergence of a new lower carbon economy. Joining Chris Horseman on this episode are Sunayana Sasmal (University of Sussex/UKTPO), Tom Moerenhout (Columbia University) and Laura Kelly (IIED).

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  • In The Media 2 July 2024

    What are Labour’s options for boosting trade with Europe? (FT)

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    Article by the Financial Times (FT) assesses the economic benefits of the Labour party’s pledge to revisit the Brexit agreement. Quotes Nicolo Tamberi's blog which investigates whether joining the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) Convention would benefit UK exports to the EU.

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  • Blog post 28 June 2024

    Should the UK join the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean convention?

    By Nicolò Tamberi.

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    Would UK exports benefit if the UK joined the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Convention on rules of origin?

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  • Blog post 27 June 2024

    Gritty problems in setting up the UK CBAM

    By Dongzhe Zhang, L. Alan Winters CB and Emily Lydgate.

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    Our response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Introduction of a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism from January 2027'.

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  • Podcast 26 June 2024

    Mini deals

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    In this episode, we look at trade ‘mini deals’. There is a plethora of international agreements out there that focus on a particular area of trade such as mutual recognition agreements. Should governments be doing more of these deals rather than the big comprehensive free trade agreements and what do they contribute to global trade? In discussion with Chris Horseman (Borderlex) are Lucian Cernat (European Commission), Kathleen Claussen (Georgetown University) and Mattia di Ubaldo (CITP).

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  • Blog post 24 June 2024

    The Latest EU Procurement Policy May Green Supply Chains

    By Xinyan Zhao.

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    This blog looks at how new EU regulations contribute (or not) to sustainable public procurement and help to promote a green global recovery.

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  • Blog post 20 June 2024

    Trade Matters: Mind the Labour Content of Exports

    By Ioannis Papadakis.

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    This blog points out that a clearly laid out trade policy can be used as an inclusive growth strategy for the next UK government especially as there is a lack of discussion on trade in the run-up to the general election contributing to policy uncertainty and economic stagnation.

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  • Video 19 June 2024

    International Trade and UK Growth

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    How can trade help produce economic growth? This animated video explains that increasing trade positively impacts economic growth. However, this effect is influenced by economic conditions such as financial stability and the absence of corruption. Good trade policy will enhance growth, but it works better inside a portfolio of growth-oriented policies.

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  • Briefing Paper 13 June 2024

    Default values in the UK’s CBAM could hinder its climate ambitions

    By Dongzhe Zhang and L. Alan Winters CB et al.

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    The generation of default values for each CBAM good is crucial. This paper identifies potential problems with applying national average emission intensities, analyses the negative impacts of using uniform default values across countries, assesses the usefulness of using production weights to calculate global averages and discusses percentage-based markup.

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  • Podcast 12 June 2024

    50 years of trade policy

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    Professor Alan Winters reflects on 50 years as a trade policy expert. Having retired at the end of May, Alan’s long and distinguished career in Economics includes co-director of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP) founding director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, stints at the World Bank and as a Chief Economist for a UK Government department, and of course, academia. A lot has happened in 50 years, now, at a critical moment in the evolution of the UK's trade policy, Professor L. Alan Winters reflects on his long career in an ever-changing trade policy environment with Chris Horseman (Borderlex) and also looks at what the key issues might likely be over the next 5-10 years.

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