Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow - On paternity leave until 6 April 2020
Areas of expertise 

International trade, European trade policy, rules of origin, the single market, Brexit, environmental co-operation, investor-state dispute settlement.

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The EU and UK can agree on the scope of a new trade deal, but the devil is in the detail

Encompass
05 March 2020
The EU and the UK have set out what they want their future partnership to look like and the horse trading has begun.

CER podcast: Are the Brexit negotiations doomed to fail?

04 March 2020
The EU and the UK have now published their objectives outlining what they want a future EU-UK partnership to look like. There is much headline disagreement, but is there a landing zone in sight? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

Boris Johnson is clearly in no rush to do a big US trade deal, as proven by his tough red lines

The Telegraph
02 March 2020
For those of us who assumed the UK would rush head first into trade talks with the United States, myself included, the last few months have come as somewhat of a surprise.

Channel 4 News: Britain talks post-Brexit trade with the EU

28 February 2020
Gary Gibbon caught up with Same Lowe of the Centre for European Reform to wade through the documents and tell us what they say about the chance of a deal and the shape of a deal.

Channel 4 News: Government reveals Brexit negotiation demands

27 February 2020
"Throughout the process the EU has said we can give you a deal like Canada it's just we are going to ask more of you. It's fine if the UK says that's not fair... the EU don't care if it's fair or not" Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at...

BBC Today Programme: UK mandate for trade negotiations

27 February 2020
"The barriers for trading within the EU are four times lower than if you were to sell into the EU from outside", Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told the Today Programme (from 43 mins)

Podcast 5 News: What are the options for post-Brexit trade with the EU? What does 'Australia-style' mean?

20 February 2020
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow a the Centre for European Reform spoke to Andy Bell of Channel 5 news about what to expect next from the Brexit negotiations.

Business needs a transition period with the EU

The Telegraph
19 February 2020
From the EU’s perspective, there is a political argument to be made that Brexit should be seen to hurt.

Sustaina Babble: #166: Chlorine Chicken

17 February 2020
Sam Lowe from the Centre for European Reform joins us to defend his fascination with one of the nerdiest subjects in the world and patiently explain why it’s actually quite important.

Talk Radio: Post-Brexit trade deals

16 February 2020
The Centre for European Reform's Sam Lowe discusses post-Brexit trade deals: "Everything we buy from the EU will be more expensive than it was before, even if tariffs are zero, because there will be new customs procedures and new bureaucracy."

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