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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CBAM: What might an EU carbon-border adjustment mechanism mean for the UK?

UK in a changing Europe
03 August 2021
The EU wants to introduce a Carbon-Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to ensure that its efforts to combat climate change are effective, and do not just lead to European heavy industry relocating to jurisdictions with weaker climate rules.

CER podcast: The EU's climate action plan for 2030: What's inside the Fit for 55 package?

22 July 2021
Sam Lowe speaks to Elisabetta Cornago about what Fit for 55 could mean for EU and international climate action.

Sky News: UK considers import taxes to combat 'carbon leakage' but wants global deal

21 July 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said: "In the real world we have to appreciate the EU is moving ahead unilaterally with its own carbon border adjustment mechanism, and we've seen a proposal from the Democrats in the US this week, of something similar."
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BBC Radio 4 PM: Northern Ireland protocol

21 July 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Evan Davis about today's proposal paper on the Northern Ireland protocol and what the British solution is to the impasse on GB-Northern Irealand trade.
 

Welsh Affairs Committee: One-off session on the implications for Wales of the UK/AUS FTA

15 July 2021
Sam Lowe gave evidence this morning at the Welsh Affairs Committee about the UK-Australia trade deal and what it will mean for Wales (from 10:17).

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance Committee

30 June 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the CER spoke to the Northern Ireland Assembly Finance Committee on customs and the movement of goods (from 2:02).

Trade Talks Podcast: Global Britain: How's that going then?

17 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke on the latest Trade Talks podast about how to understand the spat concerning Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UK's new trade deal with Australia.

The UK-Australia trade deal has been painted as both a travesty and a triumph for Britain – it’s neither

iNews
15 June 2021
This deal does not give us any insight into whether the UK will be able to conclude tougher negotiations with the US, India and South American countries.

Sky News: Why the Australia trade deal matters

15 June 2021
Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the CER spoke to Sam Coates about why the Australia trade deal matters (from 2mins 20).

BBC Newsnight: Biden's G7 visit

09 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke to Ben Chu about Biden's G7 visit and what he is likely to say about the UK-EU impasse over Northern Ireland.

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