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  • Briefing Paper 12 April 2024

    The revenue potential of phasing out the free allowances received by UK CBAM sectors

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

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    This Briefing Paper provides an estimate the potential revenue that the UK government will raise through the phasing out of free allowances under the ETS that will accompany the introduction of the UK’s CBAM.

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  • Working Paper 10 April 2024

    Uncovering the Sources of Geographic Market Segmentation: Evidence from the EU and the US

    By Joris Hoste and Frank Verboven et al.

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    This paper develops a new approach to measure the sources of geographic goods market segmentation by measuring the importance of both price and product availability differences as manifestations of cross-border market segmentation.

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  • In The Media 8 April 2024

    Revealed — the next Brexit headache on the Irish border (Politico)

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    The U.K. and EU are planning separate systems to tax carbon-heavy imports, prompting familiar fears about the impact in Northern Ireland. Our research finds that more than a thousand jobs in Northern Ireland that could be disrupted by the EU CBAM, & 'there’s also a question about how that’s administered, and how that’s even enforced' says Emily Lydgate.

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  • Briefing Paper 8 April 2024

    Interoperability of Data Governance Regimes: Challenges for Digital Trade Policy

    By Minako Morita Jaeger, Ingo Borchert, Professor James Bacchus and Javier Ruiz.

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    This Briefing Paper focuses on understanding what the interoperability of data governance regimes could mean and the main challenges it faces in the context of digital trade.

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  • Working Paper 4 April 2024

    Designing Effective Carbon Border Adjustment with Minimal Information Requirements. Theory and Empirics.

    By Chiara Forlati, Ulrich J Wagner, Sabine Stillger, Harald Fadinger and Alessia Campolmi et al.

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    Traditional border carbon adjustment, of which the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) is a prominent example, requires information on the carbon content of imports, which is very hard to obtain. This Paper proposes a new leakage border adjustment mechanism (LBAM) which requires minimal information requirements and can therefore be easily applied to all tradable sectors without creating an excessive administrative burden.

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  • Podcast 27 March 2024

    Trade scrutiny

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    This episode of the Trade Bites podcast scrutinizes the topic of trade agreement scrutiny. In addition to the ratification of the UK's accession to the Asia Pacific Trade Block (CPTPP) earlier this month, there are at least seven new UK Free Trade Agreements currently under negotiation. How do we know that the trade policy decisions that the Government is taking on our behalf are the right ones? Alan Winters (CITP), Alan Ramsey (Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland), Alex Horne (Barrister and Durham University) and Mairi Spowage (CITP) discuss whether the Government is delivering value and if they got their priorities right; what level of involvement should there be for the UK's devolved administrations and other stakeholders?; and ultimately, how could the process be more inclusive?

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  • Blog post 20 March 2024

    A proposal to refocus the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on preventing carbon leakage

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    Negotiations over phasing out fossil fuels at the COP28 climate summit highlighted how difficult it is for the international community to coordinate climate policies. This column argues that the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism constitutes an important step forward from current anti-leakage policies, but only if it can prevent evasion and impose no unnecessary economic harm on Europe’s trading partners. The authors propose a Leakage Border Adjustment Mechanism – a non-discriminatory, product-specific tariff on imports designed to exactly offset leakage while keeping administrative burdens to a minimum.

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  • Blog post 7 March 2024

    Unfinished Business: Four Perspectives on Incomplete Inclusivity in Trade

    By Ingo Borchert, Emily Lydgate and Maria Savona.

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    This blog shines a spotlight on four areas in which inclusivity in trade could improve. This entails the protection of worker rights, participation rates of women in trade, environmental sustainability in agri-food trade, and listening to and understanding the general public’s views on trade policy.

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  • Podcast 7 March 2024

    The future of the WTO

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    The World Trade Organization's thirteenth ministerial conference (MC13) took place in the last week of February. Trade ministers from around the world met to take key decisions on the regulation of international trade. But they didn’t actually decide on very much. Is the WTO now in a state of crisis? What’s the point of an organisation that can’t seem to decide on anything much? What needs to change? Should we perhaps blame the governments who need to make the compromises without which international agreements can’t happen? Dmitry Grozoubinski (Explain Trade), George Riddell (EY) and Ana Soares Peres (University of Sussex/UKTPO) tackle these questions from our presenter, Chris Horseman (Borderlex)

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  • In The Media 5 March 2024

    FEATURE: UK-EU ETS linkage needed to avert crisis in Northern Ireland despite carbon border tariff, but potential for WTO challenge remains (Carbon Pulse)

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    Emily Lydgate was quoted by Carbon Pulse who published a piece on CBAM/Northern Ireland.

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