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The Case for Global Trade in an Era of Populist Protectionism: Lessons from New Zealand

Featuring Todd McClay MP, New Zealand Minister of Trade; and Rt Hon Lord Hill of Oareford, Former EU Commissioner, this event took place at Policy Exchange on Tuesday 29 November 

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The Art of the Deal: how does the UK boost international trade?

13.00 – 14.00
Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP

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What does Brexit mean for East Asia?

Policy Exchange hosts Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large, Bilahari KausiKan, on what Brexit means for East Asia.

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Press coverage ahead of the launch of Policy Exchange’s new ‘Clean Brexit’ report

The Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, and The Sun on Sunday refer to ‘Policy Exchange’s Clean Brexit report, which will be published on Monday 16 January

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The Realities of a US-UK Free Trade Agreement

In a piece first published by ConservativeHome, Geoff Raby, Policy Exchange’s Head of Trade Policy, contends that while ‘undoubtedly the UK and USA will be able to negotiate a post-Brexit high-quality FTA’, many ‘major unknowns’ remain as yet unresolved.

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Don’t listen to the doom-mongers – why the UK (including Northern Ireland) can leave the Customs Union, avoid a hard border and preserve the Good Friday Agreement

Don’t listen to the doom-mongers – why the UK (including Northern Ireland) can leave the Customs Union, avoid a hard border and preserve the Good Friday Agreement

Graham Gudgin, Chief Economic Adviser to Policy Exchange and a former special adviser to the Northern Ireland First Minister, and Ray Bassett, Senior Fellow for EU Affairs and a former Irish Ambassador to Canada, demonstrate that the UK can leave the Customs Union, avoid a ‘hard’ Irish Border and preserve the Good Friday Agreement.

Time for political game-playing over the Irish border to stop

Time for political game-playing over the Irish border to stop

Policy Exchange’s Senior Fellow on EU Affairs Ray Bassett – himself a former senior Irish diplomat – argues that ‘any hard border in the Irish Sea and North/South would hurt Ireland a lot more than it would Britain’ and that Ireland’s interests are more aligned with the UK than EU. Consequently, he says Dublin should drop its efforts to keep Northern Ireland in the Customs Union.

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Warwick Lightfoot gives evidence on trade

Warwick Lightfoot gives evidence on trade

Policy Exchange’s Director of Economics Warwick Lightfoot gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on US-UK trade after Brexit. Warwick argued that consumers should be at the heart of trade policy, and that freer trade means more choice and lower prices for them.

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