Our Latest Articles | September 2017

We want to draw your attention to several pieces we’ve written recently for The UK Trade Policy Observatory and The Conversation.


Transition Made Easy | Authors: Peter Holmes (Director of InterAnalysis, Reader in Economics at the University of Sussex and Fellow of the UKTPO), L. Alan Winters (Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and Director of the UKTPO) and Erika Szyszczak (Professor of Law  at the University of Sussex and Fellow of the UKTPO) | Published: UKTPO

Negotiating a bespoke transitional deal will be nearly as complex as negotiating full Brexit, so UKTPO analysis suggests that the only practical approach is to remain within the EU for the transitional period, effectively extending the period of Article 50 by at least two years.


Grandfathering Free Trade Agreements and Rules of Origin: What might appear bilateral is in fact trilateral! | Authors: Michael Gasiorek and Peter Holmes | Published: UKTPO

Michael and Peter look at what is meant by ‘grandfathering’, the technicalities of Rules of Origin(RoOs), an important aspect of Free Trade Agreements. They then discuss the implications and impact of RoOs, when trying to maintain business on ‘current terms’.


World Trade Data Shows Globalisation is Alive and Kicking | Authors: Michael Gasiorek and Peter Holmes | Published: The Conversation

It is commonplace to emphasise that we are now in a new era of globalisation, marked by the rise in the importance of emerging economies. Michael and Peter discuss what the data conveys between 2002 – 2016.


Please feel free to browse the comprehensive list of our articles and papers in the Publications section on our website.


UK's Position Paper | Future Customs Arrangement


Groundhog day: Is the Government White Paper on Trade and Customs Bill a step forward?


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