Global trade is in a state of flux. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted both strengths and weaknesses in the global value chains that drive trade. Geopolitical tensions and conflicts have prompted countries to rethink their approach to who they trade with and on what terms. Digital technologies and their applications are changing the way trade takes place. For the UK, this context creates some specific challenges:
- What are the main priorities for the UK’s trade policy and how should these be pursued?
- What counts as “good outcomes” in trade negotiations?
- How can the UK handle the nexus between trade and a number of other issues such as biodiversity, or climate change?
- How can the UK use its influence to ensure that global trade and trade rules promote inclusive growth?
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