Trade Policy Comments with discussions on the latest in European and international trade. The EUs free-trade agreements, how the EU will trade with Britain after Brexit, trade defence and what is happening at the WTO are some of the topics we put on the table. Trade Policy Comments is hosted by Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament, with twelve years in the Committee for International Trade. Each episode features a knowledgeable guest.
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama on trade after Brexit06/03/2017 Duration: 37min
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will invoke Article 50 before the end of March, starting a two years negotiating process before Britain leaves the EU. Ensuring a good trading relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom will be of crucial importance for the economies on both sides of the Channel but many challenges lie ahead. Christofer Fjellner MEP discusses the trading options with the EU and the rest of the World after Brexit with Hosuk Lee-Makyiama, director at the European Centre for International Political Economy, ECIPE.
Artis Pabriks (EPP/LV) on the Canada agreement10/02/2017 Duration: 34min
Christofer Fjellner and MEP Artis Pabriks (EPP/LV), the rapporteur for CETA in the European Parliament, on benefits of the agreement,lessons from the Wallonia deadlock, hurdles ahead as the agreement is being ratified and consequences of the decision by the Commission to ratify CETA as a mixed agreement.
Peter Chase on US trade policy under Trump20/01/2017 Duration: 31min
The 20th of January, Donald Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. Throughout the campaign, trade was a hotly debated issue and Trump ran on a highly protectionist agenda. What will happen with US trade policy under Trump? Will he pull the US out of NAFTA? Will the US leave the WTO? Is there any future for TTIP? This episode features Peter Chase, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, with more than 30 years in US foreign and trade policy.