What should UK Trade Policy Look Like Post-Brexit?

Dr Emily Jones, GEG’s Director, provided a submission to the UK’s Department for International Trade outlining lessons from around the world on how to ensure trade policy-making is transparent and inclusive, and supports sustainable development both in the UK and around the world.

As part of its Brexit preparations, the UK government is in the process of designing its future trade policy and is consulting with stakeholders. Dr Jones, with input from a team of researchers, provided suggestions on measures that the UK government could take to ensure that UK trade policy is inclusive and transparent, supports a transition to a green and sustainable economy, is accompanied by effective trade-related adjustment mechanisms at home, and supports development and poverty eradication around the world. The submission incorporated lessons from the experiences of other countries, from which the UK government can build.