Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow
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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Brexit teething problems?

Blakeney
05 March 2021
Boris Johnson has described the struggles facing British companies trading with the EU under the new post-Brexit arrangements as “teething problems”.

'Global Britain' must get real on migration

Politico
03 March 2021
The UK’s crude conversation on labor mobility could undermine its status as a major services player.

BBC Radio 4 - The Briefing Room: Brexit Business

25 February 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Refrom joined Peter Foster, Vandeline von Bredow and Maddy Thimont Jack to speak with David Aaronovitch two months on from the UK's uncoupling from the European Union's single market.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol

24 February 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Spectator Podcast: Boris’s climate conundrum

20 February 2021
While coronavirus has dominated the last year in politics, domestic issues are creeping back onto the agenda. Near the top of the list is reaching Net Zero by 2050 - not least because climate-conscious Joe Biden is now in the White House. Can Britain hit its target? Katy Balls speaks...

Over the Farm Gate podcast: Trade and policy special

15 February 2021
This week, following the government's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), we're asking what this is, and how could it affect UK agriculture?Concerns have been raised about how this could impact access to the UK for foreign produce, and food production standards.

BBC Politics West: Labour mobility

14 February 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC Politics West about how the EU's proposal on general labour mobility would have reduced the red tape now affecting the UK's live music industry (from 9.20mins).

Britain must find a way to be competitive while cutting carbon emissions

The Times
12 February 2021
Joe Biden’s accession to the White House and the US’s subsequent rejoining of the Paris Climate Agreement has given the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a significant boost.

BBC Radio 4 - The World at one: Brexit problems with new trading arrangements

14 January 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Sarah Montague about the teething problems and costs of the new trading arrangements (from 28.30 mins).

CER podcast: The future UK-EU relationship

13 January 2021
Katherine Pye spoke to Charles Grant, David Lidington and Sam Lowe about what we can expect from the future UK-EU relationship.