The UK’s forthcoming exit from the EU will create challenges and opportunities – for both Britain and its trade partners. To navigate this change governments, business and civil society need clear, objective analysis on post-Brexit trade scenarios:
- What will Brexit mean for UK trade policy and trade arrangements and what does government and business need to do to prepare for these changes?
- What will Brexit mean for the UK’s trade partners and how should governments and business respond?
The Trade Knowledge Exchange (TKE) brings together a network of six organisations across three continents to supply objective analysis on international trade matters. With outstanding in-house expertise in trade policy, analysis and negotiations, the TKE seeks to help officials and businesses navigate the contours of the post-Brexit landscape by:
- Unpacking jargon and providing crisp, clear analysis of the issues and implications of Brexit
- Deepening dialogue between government, industry and other stakeholders
- Promoting effective engagement with policy-makers and trading partners in the EU and the wider world
The TKE supports open markets and free trade and rejects the view that trade is a zero-sum game and will actively challenge other views, but through evidence and analysis not ideological assertion. The TKE also recognises that changing trade patterns create losers as well as winners, and that addressing these distributional questions requires determined policy responses.