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  • Evidence 27 February 2024

    Industrial Policy

    By L. Alan Winters CB, Minako Morita Jaeger, Sunayana Sasmal, Michael Gasiorek and Peter Holmes et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    Written evidence submitted to the Business and Trade Committee by members of CITP and the UK Trade Policy Observatory. The evidence focuses on the need for an industrial and trade strategy, economic security, critical raw materials, net zero, EVs and environmental services.

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  • Blog post 29 January 2024

    Suspension of the UK-Canada Free Trade Agreement: What’s the beef?

    By Michael Gasiorek.

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    Summary CITP publication

    Focusing on goods trade, this blog provides three take-aways from the suspension of UK-Canada Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

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  • Briefing Paper 28 September 2023

    Introduction to the Windsor Framework

    By Michael Gasiorek and Xinyan Zhao et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    This Briefing Paper provides a detailed explanation of the operation of the Windsor Framework’s green and red lanes and analyses the impact of the Windsor Framework on Northern Ireland’s firms.

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  • Evidence 27 September 2023

    Export-led growth

    By Mattia Di Ubaldo, Facundo Albornoz, Ingo Borchert, Michael Gasiorek and Minako Morita Jaeger et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    This submission of evidence to the House of Commons Business and Trade Committee looks at opportunities for exports that can drive UK economic growth; what UK businesses need to increase exports; whether Free Trade Agreements are fit for the future and the adequacy of the Government’s Export Strategy (2021). The authors provide recommendations on how to address these issues.

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  • Blog post 12 July 2023

    Is free trade dead?

    By Michael Gasiorek.

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    Summary CITP publication

    The EU, China and the US are introducing policies seen by some as ‘protectionist’, and justified by climate change concerns, economic security, and/or supply chain resilience. The way we trade and what we want from trade is changing. Is free trade what it is cracked up to be, and where does UK trade policy fit into all this?

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  • Evidence 3 April 2023

    Britain in the World

    By Emily Lydgate, Michael Gasiorek, L. Alan Winters CB, Ingo Borchert, Phoebe Li, Minako Morita Jaeger, Mattia Di Ubaldo and Maria Savona.

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    Summary CITP publication

    Response to the Labour Party National Policy Forum Consultation 2023 providing recommendations on trade policy and growth; digital economy and digital trade policy; international trade, worker and human rights, domestic decarbonization and environmental objectives and trade resilience and economic security.

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  • Briefing Paper 30 November 2022

    First things first: start with a trade strategy

    By Michael Gasiorek.

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    Summary CITP publication

    This Briefing Paper sets out some key considerations in the making of a trade strategy and a framework for considering the elements of policy that contribute to achieving that strategy. Possibly the most important point to make here is that a trade strategy, and thus policy to achieve that strategy, does not exist independently of other policies. Trade policy is primarily about domestic outcomes and therefore, also domestic politics, and has to be thought of in the context of the government’s wider economic and social policy objectives. A government’s trade strategy then becomes about how to support those objectives through trade policy with other countries. This is why you need to ask why you want trade agreements in the first place.

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  • Blog post 17 November 2022

    The future UK-EU relationship

    By Michael Gasiorek and Charlotte Humma.

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    Summary CITP publication

    With news that the UK economy has shrunk by 0.2% and a recession looming coupled with a cost-of-living crisis, a negative impact on UK-EU trade, is it now time to look at how the UK-EU relationship could be improved?

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  • Evidence 27 October 2022

    Oral evidence to House of Commons Public Bill Committee on Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill

    By Michael Gasiorek et al.

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    Summary CITP publication

    Michael Gasiorek gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - 17/10/2022 Questions focused on the economics of the agreement; Area of influence - international trade policy.

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  • Blog post 12 September 2022

    New Government, new trade policy?

    By Michael Gasiorek.

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    Summary CITP publication

    The UK has a new PM, Cabinet and thus a new Secretary of State for International Trade. Will its trade strategy change? UK trade policy is primarily focused on free trade agreements (FTAs), but signing FTAs does not constitute a trade policy and the economic benefits from these agreements are exceedingly small. To address the current economic and longer-term issues such as sustainability, bio-diversity, security of supplies, jobs and wages; these issues should form the core of the UK’s trade policy alongside rebuilding the UK’s economic relationship with the EU.

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