Responding to the news that the UK has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Japan, IEA Academic and Research Director Professor Syed Kamall said:  "Not only does the UK-Japan trade deal offer new opportunities for UK firms to sell more British products and services to Japanese consumers, thereby sustaining and creating jobs, it also makes ... Continue reading

Syed Kamall quoted by City AM

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement that leaving the post-Brexit transition period without a trade deal would be “a good outcome”, the IEA's Academic and Research Director Professor Syed Kamall  argued that negotiating with the EU required a certain degree of obstinacy. Quoted by City AM, Syed said: “Experienced negotiators will tell you that you ... Continue reading
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Professor Syed Kamall quoted in the Daily Express

Several areas of divergence still remain between the the UK and EU, with some speculating that a No Deal Brexit is becoming more likely. Speaking to Express.co.uk,IEA Academic and Research Rirector Professor Syed Kamall suggested the UK’s position has taken away the EU’s initial advantage. He said: "For much of the withdrawal agreement negotiations, the EU ... Continue reading
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If you’ve heard of the long running trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing, you might be forgiven for thinking it is only of interest to both companies as well as to trade and commercial aviation nerds. However, the rivalry between the world's two largest manufacturers of commercial aircraft has the potential to damage companies in ... Continue reading
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Summary Covid–19 is provoking a major reorientation of the foreign policy of the US and Europe. At the heart of this is their changing relationship with China. Before the Coronavirus there were concerns over the actions of the Chinese government, but the pandemic has given rise to fears of a new Cold War. These fears ... Continue reading
– Fears are rising that we are at the foothills of a “new Cold War”; – Covid-19 is provoking a major reorientation of our foreign policy. At the heart of this is our changing relationship with China; – We risk fundamentally misunderstanding China’s motivations because our assumptions are out of date: unlike the USSR it ... Continue reading

Syed Kamall writes for the Daily Telegraph

Global free trade "is the foundation of modern economies and modern prosperity" but it has been severely effected by the coronavirus pandemic and "several factors may inhibit the trade rebound once this crisis has passed" says Syed Kamall, IEA Academic and Research Director. Writing for the Daily Telegraph following the publication of his report 'Freight ... Continue reading
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Syed Kamall writes for City A.M.

"Free trade is a cornerstone of the global economy. It has lifted billions out of poverty and enabled the highest living standards than at any point in human history" so it is worrying that the World Trade Organisation has reported a stark drop in global trade volumes since the coronavirus pandemic began says Syed Kamall, ... Continue reading
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Post-pandemic prospects for global trade

Summary The World Trade Organization has predicted that global trade in goods will drop by between 13 and 32 per cent in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. The last time trade volumes dropped substantially, during the financial crisis of 2008, they recovered – but not at pre-crisis rates of growth. Before the current ... Continue reading
The current economic slowdown has exposed the potential fragility of global supply chains and exacerbated concerns over trading with China, says new briefing paper. The World Trade Organization has predicted that global trade in goods will drop by between 13 and 32 per cent in 2020 as a result of the pandemic; The last time trade ... Continue reading