Written Evidence: Emily Jones

Emily Jones, Associate Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme and a Fellow of University College. Brexit: Implications for Trade with Developing Countries  Summary If the UK exits the EU, then under all conceivable scenarios it will need to renegotiate its trade relations with third parties. This is vital [...]

Written Evidence: Trade Justice Movement

Introduction The  Trade  Justice  Movement  is  a  coalition  of  UK-­‐based  organisations  concerned  with  trade  justice,  including   trade  unions,  aid  agencies,  environment  and  human  rights  campaigns,  Fair  Trade  organisations,  faith  and   consumer  groups.  The  movement  was  founded  in  2000  and  is  supported  by  more  than  60  member   organisations  with  millions  of  individual [...]

Written Evidence: Fairtrade Foundation

As the UK renegotiates trade deals, let’s make them fair. Fairtrade Foundation policy briefing & discussion paper July 22nd 2016 The UK is about to renegotiate trade arrangements with a large number of countries around the world. This could have serious consequences for millions of jobs and livelihoods in very poor countries. Government must instead [...]

Written Evidence: Ana Gallo-Alvarez

Ms. Ana Gallo-Alvarez, Managing Director, GlobeChange Strategies, former Senior Director, Dechert LLP BREXIT: IMPACT ON CURRENT TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH AFRICAN COUNTRIES LEGAL FRAMEWORK The EU Common Commercial Policy (“CCP”) is a EU exclusive competence under art. 207 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). The scope of the exclusive competence is very [...]

Written Evidence: UNECA

David Luke, Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, UN Economic Commission for Africa Trade Policies How would existing trade arrangements look immediately after Brexit? When the UK joined the European Economic Community 43 years ago it transferred all authority for its trade agreements to the Community. In 2014, much of the UK’s 1.1 trillion dollars in trade was [...]

Written Evidence (Development Policy): Michael Johnson

UK DEVELOPMENT POLICY POST-BREXIT Michael Johnson, former UK Government trade negotiator and Advisor on International Trade Policy The UK is committed by law to spend annually the UN target of 0.7% equivalent of GNI on overseas development aid (ODA). This target is currently being reached The total UK spend on ODA in 2014 was £11.7 [...]

Written Evidence (Trade Negotiations): Michael Johnson

UK TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AND AGREEMENTS POST-BREXIT Michael Johnson, former UK Government trade negotiator and Advisor on International Trade Policy   Tariffs on trade in goods Protective tariffs (or “customs duties”) and other equivalent charges which are applied by national governments to imported goods are generally based on the so-called Harmonised System of Customs Nomenclature (HS) [...]

Written Evidence – Tralac

Some Implications of Brexit for UK - African Relations Brexit related Challenges The immediate post referendum challenge is to contain the consequences of uncertainty: about the UK-EU relationship, developments in financial markets, and with respect to formal trade relations between the United Kingdom and its many trading partners, including Africa. This is a difficult [...]

Written Evidence: Fairtrade Foundation

Written Evidence: Fairtrade Foundation Agricultural exports are linked to millions of jobs in Africa. There is business and donor interest in investing in agriculture and policy makers are seeking to use trade to address poverty reduction, in line with the SDG agenda. This is an opportunity for farmers and workers in Africa. However, investment [...]

Written Evidence: Overseas Development Institute

Overseas Development Institute Trade facilitation promotes productivity growth, employment creation and poverty reduction by raising volume and diversification of exports, reallocating resources to more productive activities, improving access to inputs and enabling participation in value chains. Physical (hard) and regulatory (soft) infrastructure are both important, and are in fact complementary in order to facilitate [...]