Single market, competition & trade

Amazon n’accepte plus les cartes Visa au Royaume-Uni. Et voilà les leçons que nous devrions retenir

19 November 2021
Atlantico
Amazon UK n'accepte plus les cartes de crédit Visa. Quelles sont les raisons de cette décision ? Amazon s'inquiète de l'augmentation par Visa des frais que les détaillants doivent payer pour accepter ce type de cartes de crédit. 

Sky News: UK considers import taxes to combat 'carbon leakage' but wants global deal

Sam Lowe
21 July 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said: "In the real world we have to appreciate the EU is moving ahead unilaterally with its own carbon border adjustment mechanism, and we've seen a proposal from the Democrats in the US this week, of something similar."
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BBC Radio 4 PM: Northern Ireland protocol

Sam Lowe
21 July 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Evan Davis about today's proposal paper on the Northern Ireland protocol and what the British solution is to the impasse on GB-Northern Irealand trade.
 

Trade Talks Podcast: Global Britain: How's that going then?

Sam Lowe
17 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke on the latest Trade Talks podast about how to understand the spat concerning Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UK's new trade deal with Australia.

Sky News: Why the Australia trade deal matters

Sam Lowe
15 June 2021
Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the CER spoke to Sam Coates about why the Australia trade deal matters (from 2mins 20).

The UK-Australia trade deal has been painted as both a travesty and a triumph for Britain – it’s neither

Sam Lowe
15 June 2021
iNews
This deal does not give us any insight into whether the UK will be able to conclude tougher negotiations with the US, India and South American countries.

BBC Radio 4 - PM: Irish Sea border goods checks

Sam Lowe
08 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke to Evan Davis about the EU and UK queston of Irish Sea border goods checks, "the British proposal wouldn't remove the issue, it would just reduce it. Whereas the EU's would remove the issue, but at the expense of regulatory flexibility for Great Britain." (From 26mins) 

The Red Box Politics Podcast: Tricks of the trade

Sam Lowe
01 June 2021
Luke Jones is talking trade with expert Sam Lowe, Centre for European Reform as well as Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the International Trade Committee and Alexander Downer, Former Australian foreign minister and High Commissioner to the UK.

A trade deal with Australia will have little impact, but it raises big questions about the UK's trade policy

Sam Lowe
24 May 2021
The House
The British government is going to need to work harder if it is to keep enough people onboard with its trade agenda.

CER podcast: Britain after the pandemic

John Springford, Jonathan Portes
25 March 2021
John Springford discussed the links between pre-COVID austerity and the UK's poor pandemic outcomes with Jonathan Portes.

Brexit has already been a disaster for British trade

23 March 2021
Encompass
No one has much interest in talking about Brexit in the UK at the moment. The pandemic means that voters have more important things on their mind.

Understanding trade in services

Sam Lowe
12 March 2021
Encompass
Trade in services is not well understood. Unlike trade in goods, where buyers and sellers physically transport objects across borders, it is possible to sell a service to a client on the other side of the world, unbeknownst to anyone else, without ever leaving the comfort of your living room.

'Global Britain' must get real on migration

Sam Lowe
03 March 2021
Politico
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

Sam Lowe
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

Sam Lowe
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.

Over the Farm Gate podcast: Trade and policy special

Sam Lowe
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.

CER podcast: The future UK-EU relationship

Charles Grant, Sam Lowe, Katherine Pye, David Lidington
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.

The post-Brexit trials and tribulations of the touring musical troupe

Sam Lowe
12 January 2021
Encompass
The newly signed EU-UK trade and co-operation agreement (TCA) conditionally removes tariffs and quotas, but otherwise does little to minimise regulatory barriers to trade or facilitate trade in services.

Parliament: Future Relationship with the European Union Committee

Sam Lowe
06 January 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence on the progress of the negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Trade Talks: What’s in the new EU-UK trade deal? Brexperts explain

Sam Lowe
03 January 2021
The EU and UK announce their long-awaited trade agreement formalizing Brexit. What is covered, and what is still to be negotiated. Featuring Alan Beattie (Financial Times), Emily Rees and David Henig (European Centre for International Political Economy), Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform), Anna Jerzewska (TradeandBorders.com), and Anand Menon (UK in a Changing Europe).

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