Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

International trade, European trade policy, rules of origin, the single market, Brexit, environmental co-operation, investor-state dispute settlement.

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BBC News: Brexit negotiations

15 October 2020
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News about the Brexit negotiations and the conclusions of the European Council. 

Do you think the UK really cares about getting a US trade deal?

Financial Times
21 September 2020
Despite a trade deal with the US being popular with many in the Conservative party, it does not appear to be a number one priority for Number 10.

Brexit : «Un accord de libre-échange éviterait le chaos aux frontières»

Liberation
07 September 2020
Pour le chercheur Sam Lowe, le Royaume-Uni et l’Union européenne doivent s’éloigner de leurs positions initiales afin d’arriver à un compromis.

BBC Parliament: Wales and Brexit Committee

03 September 2020
Coverage of a Welsh Affairs Committee session taking evidence on the implications of Brexit for trade in Wales, with witnesses including Mujtaba Rahman of the Eurasia Group, Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform and Shanker Singham of Competere.

CPTPP — as easy as one, two, three?

Prospect
04 August 2020
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement between 11 countries including Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is all the rage in Westminster.

Sky News: Post-Brexit talks between the UK and the European Union are still ongoing as deal has not yet been made

22 July 2020
“I don’t think we should rule out that there will be a trade agreement...we should take statements released with five months to go suggesting...talks have broken down with a pinch of salt", Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Refor tells Sky News.

BBC Newsnight: Frictonless borders in Ireland

14 July 2020
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the CER told Newsnight, "What we do know is that good exiting Great Britain and going to Northern Ireland there will be customs declarations for products of animal origin and inspections and document checks entering Northern Ireland"

EU border carbon adjustment: Proposed models and the state of play

ONB Schwerpunkt Außenwirtschaft
08 July 2020
The EU intends to introduce a border carbon adjustment (BCA) mechanism by the end of 2021.

Parliament Live: Trade Bill Committee

18 June 2020
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence on the trade bill via telephone to the Trade Bill Committee (from 12:10).

CER podcast: Can the EU and the UK strike a deal on their future relationship?

17 June 2020
Following Monday’s meeting between Boris Johnson and the three Presidents of the EU, has a deal between the EU and UK become more or less likely? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

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