Single market, competition & trade

Good Morning Scotland: Kent lorry checks

26 September 2020
John Springford, deputy director of the CER spoke to Good Morning Scotland about the likelihood of a UK-EU trade deal, as well as how trade might be impacted by the plan around Kent and potential hold-ups for freight (from 32:06).

Do you think the UK really cares about getting a US trade deal?

Sam Lowe
21 September 2020
Financial Times
Despite a trade deal with the US being popular with many in the Conservative party, it does not appear to be a number one priority for Number 10.

Brexit : «Un accord de libre-échange éviterait le chaos aux frontières»

Sam Lowe
07 September 2020
Liberation
Pour le chercheur Sam Lowe, le Royaume-Uni et l’Union européenne doivent s’éloigner de leurs positions initiales afin d’arriver à un compromis.

BBC Parliament: Wales and Brexit Committee

Sam Lowe
03 September 2020
Coverage of a Welsh Affairs Committee session taking evidence on the implications of Brexit for trade in Wales, with witnesses including Mujtaba Rahman of the Eurasia Group, Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform and Shanker Singham of Competere.

Wer kommt besser durch die Corona-Krise, Europa oder die USA?

24 August 2020
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Die Arbeitslosigkeit in den USA steigt wieder, nachdem viele US-Staaten vorzeitig die Restriktionen des öffentlichen Lebens zurück genommen hatten und es dadurch zu einem Anstieg der COVID-19-Infektionen kam.
Europe tests the waters for a stronger defence policy: EU leaders must agree on where threats to the continent originate

Europe tests the waters for a stronger defence policy: EU leaders must agree on where threats to the continent originate

13 August 2020
Financial Times
For the past four years, the EU has trumpeted its plans to invest in defence. This summer’s budget negotiations were a test of its ambitions. Now that the dust is settling, where is EU defence headed?

CPTPP — as easy as one, two, three?

Sam Lowe
04 August 2020
Prospect
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement between 11 countries including Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is all the rage in Westminster.

Sky News: Post-Brexit talks between the UK and the European Union are still ongoing as deal has not yet been made

Sam Lowe
22 July 2020
“I don’t think we should rule out that there will be a trade agreement...we should take statements released with five months to go suggesting...talks have broken down with a pinch of salt", Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Refor tells Sky News.

BBC Newsnight: Frictonless borders in Ireland

Sam Lowe
14 July 2020
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the CER told Newsnight, "What we do know is that good exiting Great Britain and going to Northern Ireland there will be customs declarations for products of animal origin and inspections and document checks entering Northern Ireland"

Progressive Governance: Economists leaders panel - Will austerity return? Economic policy post-Covid19

18 June 2020
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform joined Megan Greene, and Adam Tooze to discuss economic policy post-COVID-19 at the Progressive Governance, digital summit 2020.

Parliament Live: Trade Bill Committee

Sam Lowe
18 June 2020
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence on the trade bill via telephone to the Trade Bill Committee (from 12:10).

CER podcast: Can the EU and the UK strike a deal on their future relationship?

Charles Grant, Sam Lowe
17 June 2020
Following Monday’s meeting between Boris Johnson and the three Presidents of the EU, has a deal between the EU and UK become more or less likely? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

BBC PM: The future of trade deals

Sam Lowe
17 June 2020
Sam Low a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC PM about the UK’s trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and its proposed accession to the CPTPP (from 07.55 mins).

Parliament Live: Future relationship with the European Union Committee

Sam Lowe
10 June 2020
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform along with Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU law and Employment Law, University of Cambridge and Dr Anna Jerzewska, PhD, Independent Customs and Trade Consultant UN International Trade Centre gave evidence on the progress of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. 

Parliament Live: International Trade Committee

Sam Lowe
10 June 2020
Sam Lowe, Senior Researcher, Centre for European Reform along with Professor David Collins, Professor of International Economic Law, City University and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre of International Political Economy (ECIPE) gave evidence on the UK trade negotiations.

A Japan-UK trade deal is more important than ever. Here are the key opportunities and tensions

Sam Lowe
09 June 2020
The Telegraph
Negotiations with the Japanese may be nowhere near as controversial as with the USA, but don't assume they'll be a walk in the park.

Onshoring is no panacea for EU medical supplies

Sam Lowe
08 June 2020
Encompass
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted weaknesses in Europe’s medical supply chains, particularly its reliance on imports from China and elsewhere.

Parliament Live: The future UK-EU relationship on professional and business services

Sam Lowe
04 June 2020
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform along with Sally Jones, Partner, Trade Strategy, EY LLP and Shanker Singham, Chief Executive Officer, Competere gave evidence on the UK-EU negotiations and future trade agreements.

Let's not pretend the UK isn't after a special trade deal. In fact, it's good that it is

Sam Lowe
20 May 2020
The Telegraph
Given the EU's most significant economic relationship is with the UK, a trade deal should be ambitious - but compromise is still needed.

Why Keir Starmer must revamp Labour's trade strategy

Sam Lowe
28 April 2020
Prospect
The world is facing a combination of US-China trade wars and new export restrictions on essential supplies thanks to Covid-19. Added to that the British government is in the process of Brexit.