Commentary

Show Me the Money

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Show me the Money: Prospects for United Kingdom and EU cooperation on Financial Services post-Brexit Draft Guidelines for the second phase of Brexit negotiations were submitted to the European Council on 7 March 2018, for adoption on 23 March.  In them the EU lays down tight limits for negotiation of the UK’s withdrawal agreement and […]

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Reflections on the Road to Brexit

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Theresa May’s latest major speech on the United Kingdom Government’s Brexit policy developed a pattern already established in her speeches delivered at Lancaster House, London and in Florence during 2017. Mrs. May was much criticised for the lack of practical detail in those earlier speeches about what the UK’s future trading relationship with the remaining […]

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Brexit and The Irish Border Issue

During the run-up to the UK referendum on European Union membership in June 2016 the difficulties which Brexit might cause in political, economic and administrative relations between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic were recognised, but not seriously considered. Since then the issue of Brexit and the Irish border – how to avoid creating some […]

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The UK and China

UK-China Trade: Eastern Promise? UK-China trade has featured highly on Theresa May’s visit to China. The Prime Minister hopes that by the end of her sojourn, a further £9 billion in commercial deals will have been secured between UK and Chinese businesses. Trade with China is a small but important part of the UK’s overall […]

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A recap of the TKE’s inaugural event featuring Pascal Lamy

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The TKE held its inaugural event “At the Crossroads: the UK and the EU in an uncertain global trade system” on 19 January in London.  The meeting featured a keynote address by Pascal Lamy, with further contributions by Professor L. Alan Winters and Dr. Swati Dhingra. In his remarks, Pascal Lamy offered a global perspective […]

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Open Doors to a Canadian Progressive Trade Strategy

If Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne makes New Year’s resolutions, he’s probably thinking work-wise of trying to find a new approach to implementing his progressive trade agenda. Decoupling this agenda from his trade negotiations strategy and focusing on other trading partners will open up new opportunities with better prospects for success. Canada successfully negotiated a progressive […]

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Making Trade and Development a Priority for the Commonwealth

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2015) in Malta on November 27-29 provides a unique opportunity for the new Liberal government to launch a comprehensive trade and development strategy as a defining feature in its commitment to re-engage in the world. Canada has proportionally more trade and development linkages with Commonwealth countries than any […]

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