Sectors

The UK produces and exports a wide range of agricultural and other primary goods, manufactured goods and services.  Often based around membership of the EU single market, the UK has actively taken its place in globalised supply chains.  The UK’s exit from the EU will therefore be likely to cause disruptions to its trade with Europe and the wider world.  And whether or not the UK remains in the Customs Union, or is ‘aligned’ with it, new arrangements will be required for services.

Our Sectors section offers insights and evidence on Brexit’s impact on key sectors in the UK and beyond.

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Services: the neglected part of Brexit

    Services are a vital part of the UK’s economy. They account for close to 80% of its GDP.  Services exports are around 45% of total UK exports by value, and will in all likelihood overtake goods in the near future. Over the last 10 years, services exports to the EU have grown at an annual […]

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    Planning for No Deal: The UK’s temporary tariff proposals

      With the UK parliament showing little sign of resolving its differences of opinion with itself on the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK government has published a list of customs duties that would apply “temporarily” in the event of a “no-deal“ exit. The government says that under such arrangements 87% of imports to the […]

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      Counting our chickens: US negotiating objectives and UK trade policy

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        The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released negotiating objectives for a prospective Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK. The publication of such objectives is a routine event before the US enters into any trade negotiations. But it made headlines in the UK, which has little or no direct experience of trade negotiations. The […]

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        The Other “No Deal”: Brexit and FTAs with non-EU countries

          Political debate in the UK has been dominated in the last few months by the issue of the “Irish Backstop”.  Division over the issue has prevented parliamentary ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the UK Government and the EU.  The impact of the UK leaving the EU  on a “no deal” basis – i.e. […]

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          What moves on Free Movement?

          Along with the Irish border, the question of free movement was one of the seemingly intractable questions at the recent EU summit in Salzburg. Put simply the EU does not want to convey the impression that it is possible  for the UK – or any other member -to give up a commitment to this key […]

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          Listening to the architects: What trade in architecture can tell us about the architecture for trade

          With the UK and the EU reaching the sharp end of their negotiations on future arrangements, resolving the question of how these should be structured has become ever more pressing. Summarising in fairly general terms, the UK government is split between those who favour prioritising deep integration with EU, and those who, on the other […]

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          Trade, War and Trade Wars

          Donald Trump’s decision to repudiate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed with Iran has not only precipitated a security crisis, it will also further ratchet up tensions in world trade. Trade is a fundamental part of the deal, for Iran, but also the European Union. In just two years, EU exports to Iran increased […]

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