Finance & Trade

  • Study Finds Need for Irish Border Customs Posts in Event of No-Deal Brexit

    June 13, 2019

    The BBC reports that a study commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy asserts that Ireland will have to build customs inspection points closer to its border with Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit and floats the idea of “integrated logistics centres” that would streamline customs checks in the future.

  • UK, South Korea Agree to Post-Brexit Free Trade

    June 10, 2019

    The BBC reports that, in another instance of UK government action to soften the economic impact of Brexit, British authorities have signed an outline deal with South Korea to continue free trade between the two countries after the UK withdraws from the EU.

  • EU Institutions Launch 100-Million-Euro Clean Energy Fund

    June 05, 2019

    The European Commission, European Investment Bank, and investor-led climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures have launched a 100-million-euro investment fund to “bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market” in an effort to reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions.

  • UK, Ireland Preserve Common Travel Area

    May 30, 2019

    The Irish Examiner reports that Britain and Ireland have signed a deal preserving the Common Travel Area providing for free movement of UK and Irish citizens and shared access to healthcare and education after Brexit.

  • Lawyer Explains Problems with EU-UK Customs Union

    May 30, 2019

    International trade lawyer Shanker Singham has warned that an EU-UK customs union after Brexit would mean Britain would no longer have a significant voice in its own trade policy.

  • US Ambassador Warns UK on EU Customs Union

    May 30, 2019

    US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson has warned that the agreement of a new customs union between the UK and EU after Brexit would complicate efforts to strike a UK-US free trade deal.

  • EP Requires ESG Disclosure for Pan-European Pension Fund

    April 29, 2019

    Paulina Pielichata reports that the European Parliament (EP) has clarified requirements for institutions that plan to sell the newly created pan-European pension product, including a mandate that such sellers disclose the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies of their funds.

  • EU Body Points to SDGs as Top Priority

    April 26, 2019

    The European Economic and Social Committee has adopted an opinion calling for EU institutions to pursue a “holistic and cross-sector policy” strategy in an effort to “become the global leader” in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Lawmaker: UK, EU Can Solve Irish Border Impasse

    April 24, 2019

    Member of the UK Parliament and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Nicky Morgan writes that the Irish “backstop” issue, which is at the heart of the conflict over the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, is soluble if both sides can agree to no new physical infrastructure and to customs checks away from the border.

  • French Party Leader Supports EU-UK Talks on Customs Union

    April 23, 2019

    Politico reports that the lead candidate for the French President’s party for European elections, Nathalie Loiseau, has pointed to a post-Brexit EU-UK permanent customs union, limiting the UK’s ability to negotiate trade deals with other countries, as a compromise option the EU is prepared to discuss with UK negotiators.

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