Trade policy: Taking back control

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:30

Brexit means the UK will once again decide its own trade policy. It will establish its own schedule at the WTO, pursue its own free trade deals and set its own tariff rates, all activities previously undertaken by the EU.

A new report from the Institute for Government sets out how the government should use these new powers and the particular challenges that trade policy poses for Whitehall and Westminster. 

At the event, Oliver Ilott, Institute for Government Senior Researcher, presented key findings from our research. To discuss the findings, our panel included:

  • Foo Chi Hsia, High Commissioner of Singapore
  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy, Institute of Directors
  • Stephen Adams, Senior Director at Global Counsel and former advisor in DG Trade in the European Commission

The event was chaired by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.  

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