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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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    Summary CITP publication

    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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  • Academic Paper 12 June 2024

    The Impact of a Large Depreciation on the Cost of Living of Rich and Poor Consumers

    By Anatoli Colicev, Joris Hoste and Jozef Konings et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    Using retailer scanner data, the authors investigate how a sharp and abrupt depreciation of the exchange rate affects consumers' cost of living. They find that the marginal cost of imported goods increased, whereas their retail markups decreased compared to domestic products. There was also a surge in the entry and exit of both foreign and local product varieties post-depreciation. Wealthier consumers, who spend more on imports, are hit harder by higher marginal costs but benefit from reduced markups and increased product diversity, unlike their less affluent counterparts.

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  • Working Paper 11 June 2024

    How to price CBAM permits: Combining the markets for ETS and CBAM carbon permits

    By Nicolò Tamberi and L. Alan Winters CB et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    CBAM emission permit price is determined only by the demand for ETS permits by domestic producers. If technical progress reduces domestic firms’ demand for emissions, the price of permits falls, imports increase and, potentially, total emissions from consumption rise. Combining the markets for ETS and CBAM permits would overcome this problem.

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  • Blog post 6 June 2024

    US tariffs on EVs: Pre-emptive or political?

    By Michael Gasiorek and Ioannis Papadakis.

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    Summary CITP publication

    This blog analyses the rationale for the Biden-Harris Administration imposition of new tariffs on a range of imports from China and the implications for the world economy and the environment.

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  • Blog post 3 June 2024

    Reconciling Public Sentiment and Trade: The UK’s Hormone-Treated Beef Dilemma

    By Jiyeong Go.

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    This blog analyses the rationale for the UK’s ban on hormone-treated beef, the possibility of a new legal challenge through the WTO and the difficulty of balancing public sentiment with compliance with trade rules if such a challenge were made.

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  • Podcast 29 May 2024

    The UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

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    The EU already has a CBAM and now the UK is proposing to follow the EU and introduce its own CBAM. How will this work in practice? Will it reduce global greenhouse emissions? Listen to Emily Lydgate (CITP), Chiara Forlati (University of Southampton), Max Mendez- Parra (ODI) and Dongzhe Zhang (CITP) discuss the UK CBAM with Chris Horseman.

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