Will we get a Trade Bill fit for the environment?

The UK’s Trade Bill needs amending to reflect the spirit and ambition of the government’s 25 year environment plan, say Matthew Stanton of WWF-UK and Ali Plummer of RSPB.

Big New Year questions on the environment and politics

New Year articles and blogs often predict what is going to happen in the year ahead. But after the political upsets of the past couple years, it seems more appropriate to pose questions than predict outcomes. So here are some of the important questions that need addressing this year, starting, inevitably, with Brexit. 1. Hard questions on post-Brexit trade deals

Civil society must have a role in scrutinising the UK’s future trade policy

This post is by former MEP Michael Hindley. He is now trade policy adviser to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).  Consideration of the UK’s trading relations post Brexit has brought trade policy issues into the spotlight, and particularly trade policy formation, as never before. Free trade is the one colour the Brexiteers have nailed to their mast. Their

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Trump’s Top Trade Nominees Have Strong Links to U.S. Beef and Growth Hormone Lobbies

By Lawrence Carter Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. chief agricultural trade negotiator previously called for the U.S. to walk away from trade talks with the EU if it refused to drop its ban on beef reared with antibiotics and growth supplements, Energydesk can reveal. The news could have implications for the UK’s attempts to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S., with reports suggesting the U.S. agricultural sector wants to weaken UK food standards—including the ban on growth hormones—to help boost its meat exports. Last week, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox refused to rule out reversing a ban on the import of chlorine-washed chicken during

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