Analysis

China, the EU and ‘market economy status’: what happens now?

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12 Dec 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
Asia,
Multilateral

Yesterday marked the deadline to solve the issue of China’s market economy status (MES) and yet nothing has changed in the EU rulebook. However, a reform package is on its way and will probably be agreed at some point in 2017. In the meantime, the EU will likely carry on as usual in anti-...

Trump, the Paris Agreement and the impact on climate change policy

Author: 
5 Dec 2016
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Regions: 
Americas,
Multilateral

US President-elect Donald Trump has wavered very little throughout his campaign in his stance on climate change – calling it a hoax and threatening to roll-back all regulations and funding supporting it. The Trump win in the midst of climate negotiations left many wondering just how far Trump...

Trade Post-Brexit

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21 Nov 2016
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Region: 
Multilateral

In collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills and The Boston Consulting Group, Global Counsel has co-authored a paper looking at the meaning and implications of a hard Brexit for businesses, aiming to help them understand the role they may play in shaping this or an alternative outcome.

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The future of UK trade policy: the case for regulatory diplomacy

9 Sep 2016
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Regions: 
UK,
Multilateral

It is widely accepted that services, and financial services in particular, are a key comparative advantage of the UK. A full quarter of UK services exports are financial or insurance services. This is an asset and a liability. Much of this financial services trade is potentially exposed to the...

British trade policy after Brexit: ruthless prioritisation required

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15 Aug 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

UK trade policy will require ruthless prioritisation if scarce diplomatic resources are to be deployed to the best possible effect. We provide advice based on a series of metrics. The US and China should be the top priorities, although for different reasons. The government should not spend too...