Some Resources on Trade and Brexit

Some briefings

Amnesty/Liberty, “Trade Bill briefing for Commons Report Stage”  (focus on scrutiny, power to ministers, impact on domestic policy, 4pp)

British Medical Association, “Beyond Brexit: International trade and health” (December 2018, 9pp)

European Union Committee, House of Lords, “Brexit: the options for trade” (13 December 2016, 77 pp)

European Union Committee (International Agreements Subcommittee), House of Lords, “Trade Negotiations between the UK and the US” (July 2020)

Fairtrade Foundation and Traidcraft, “Brexit: Let’s change trade for good”

Institute for Government – “Trade and Regulation after Brexit” (August 2020)

International Trade Committee, House of Commons,  “UK Trade Policy: Transparency and Scrutiny” (28 December 2018)

Joint NGO (lead Traidcraft),  “Post-Brexit – Towards a trade policy that supports development” (2 pp summary)

Trade Justice Movement – “The Trade Bill: Constitutional implications and recommendations” (4 pp)

Trade Justice Movement – “Securing democracy in trade policy: Developing a transparent and democratic approach to trade agreements” (12 pp)

Trade Justice Movement – “TJM Written Evidence to the Constitution Committee’s Inquiry on Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties” (November 2018, 16pp)

Trade Justice Movement – “Priorities for the EU UK Future Trade Relationship” (Spring 2020)

Trade Justice Movement – “Sustainable Regulation and Trade Agreements for the EU-UK Relationship” (April 2020)

Trade Justice Movement – “About US-UK Trade” (regularly updated web page)

Some people and group to follow on Twitter

Interestingly much of the best accessible discussion around Brexit and trade is on Twitter. You don’t need to be on Twitter to look at someone’s tweets – just click on their Twitter handle below.

UK Trade Forum 

@uktradeforum – “An independent and non-partisan group of trade policy experts committed to improving public debate on and  ”

Four of its steering committee who regularly tweet highly useful explanatory threads

 – Dmitry Grozoubinski  “Dumbest guy at . Former Aussie trade negotiator (WTO) explaining trade accessibly at . Views my own. Jokes niche. Very niche.”
 –  David Henig “UK Director / TTIP veteran/ global trade policy/ Co-founder / founder / add football, cricket, weather/ accepts DMs”

@hhesterm – Holger Hestermeyer  “Reader in Int’l Dispute Resolution , midc. fellow past: VP , Référendaire , head of research group

@samuelmarclowe – Sam Lowe “Trade and Brexit. Senior Research Fellow . Visiting Research Fellow . Also , . Welsh. Views my own.”

Some more of its steering committee – and other trade experts

@ianadreyer – Iana Dreyer “Trade wonk. Citizen of Everywhere. Founder . Co founder Here *personal* Also

@AnnaJerzewska – Anna Jerzewska. 14 years trade/#customs /FTAs experience. Consultant for UN @ITCnews, @britishchambers, and others. Ex-big4. @UK_TPO Associate Fellow. @TradeExperettes

 – Guy de JonquièresFormer FT chief EEC correspondent, world trade editor and Asia commentator. Now senior fellow at Ecipe and associate at LSE IDEAS. Co-founder, UK Trade Forum.”
@meme_MLM – Maria Laura Marceddu “ ; Treasurer Free thinker interested in IEL and Int’l Inv. Law; PhD in EU inv. law & policy. Love singing

@GeorgePeretzQC – George Peretz “QC (E&W) BL (Irl): competition, State aid, agriculture, tax, trade, public law. Steering committee . Law/Brexit/trade/economics/classics/history.”

Currently involved in the negotiations

@JohnAlty1 – John Alty “Director General for trade policy, Department for International Trade, UK”
@MichelBarnier – Michel Barnier “Chef de la négociation avec le Royaume-Uni @EU_Commission. Patriote et européen.”
@james_alex_boyd – Alex Boyd  “Adviser to the  Secretary of State for International Trade , formerly European Parliament. Views my own – I retweet stuff I disagree with.


Working on impacts on developing countries

@HelenDennisDevt – Helen Dennis, “Thoughts on trade, development, Brexit & the SDGs. Working for@FairtradeUK & formerly

@Christian_Aid & @Tearfund Seeking global justice & tweeting own views!”
@TimsonCharlotte -CEO @traidcraftexch . Board member @WFTOEurope. Mum of two. Passionate about global justice issues. Ex Christian Aid, Fairtrade Foundation. Tweets my own.
@DWteVelde – Dirk Willem te Velde, “Principal Research Fellow / Head of IEDG @ODIdev ; Director of @EconTransform, Research Leader @degrp_growth”