Trade Issues

READING TIME 15 mins
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Democracy and transparency in UK trade policy-making

TRADE DEMOCRACY: The UK needs proper democratic oversight of trade deals because they affect many areas of everyday life

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Trade and international development

Trade rules must promote decent living standards and a healthy environment for all, not a global race to the bottom that exploits the world's poorest

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Trade and services

There has been consistent resistance to service trade agreements as some see them as corporate protection at the expense of the poor

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Trade and climate change

Trade rules govern areas of the economy, from energy to transport to agriculture, that are at the heart of the climate change problem

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European trade policy

EU trade and investment policy is an area where the EU has exclusive powers to set the rules for all Member States

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An alternative vision for trade

An alternative trade vision that is democratic and transparent, promotes human rights, workers rights and the environment ending market fundamentalism

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Digital trade (e-commerce)

Analysis of the e-commerce trade agenda, and the risks for jobs and workers rights, power and wealth distribution and digital industrialisation.

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Regulatory cooperation

Analysis of how alignment of regulation between countries is achieved through trade deals, and impacts on labour rights and environmental standards.