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Brexit risks harming African economies that trade with the UK

Peg Murray-Evans

The UK must pay urgent attention to the complexities of African trade in order to avoid Brexit having damaging effects In my last SPERI blog I outlined my concern that despite the UK government’s commitment to reinvigorating the Commonwealth, African countries would be sidelined in favour of larger and more important markets in the UK’s post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ trade strategy. … Continue reading

27 July 2017 by
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Learning from China’s success? Europe in the 21st century global economy

Europe can learn lessons from China’s development and should agree a new common approach on trade Following the election of President Trump on an ‘America First’ and anti-globalisation platform the debate about the future of international trade and international competition policy became a hot political issue. Some commentators had hoped that the issue might disappear from the front pages after … Continue reading

7 July 2017 by
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Brexit and free trade fallacies Part Two

Matthew Bishop

The British government is displaying an abject grasp of global trade politics; ironically the EU red tape the Brexiteers wish to burn is the very basis on which the ‘free trade’ they hope for rests In the previous post, I discussed how negotiations around ‘free trade’ and the agreements that sustain it are no longer really about tariffs.  Rather they … Continue reading

16 January 2017 by
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The Doha stalemate

Matthew Bishop and Valbona Muzaka

The real worry is not the decline of trade multilateralism per se but rather the breakdown of a shared social purpose underpinning global trade governance In December 2013, almost twenty years since the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations that brought the World Trade Organization (WTO) into being, and over a decade since the start of the ill-fated … Continue reading

6 January 2015 by
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Mega-regional trade deals in the Asia-Pacific

Jeffrey Wilson

The governments of this region are choosing between competing visions for the regional trade system The regional trade system in the Asia-Pacific is at a cross-road.  After negotiating many bilateral free trade agreements during the 2000s, the last few years has seen the emergence of two new ‘mega-regional’ trade deals – the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the ASEAN-centred Regional … Continue reading

16 September 2014 by
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