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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Parliament Live: International Trade Committee - IT failures in the financial services sector

24 July 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, along with Dr Lorand Bartels, Dr Anna Jerzewska and Robert Hardy, gave evidence on IT failures in the financial services sector.

BBC Radio 4- Today programme: Brexit options

24 July 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform discussed the potential Brexit options available to Boris Johnson and the trade-offs inherent to each (from 69 mins).

LBC: No deal Brexit GATT 24

26 June 2019
The no deal Brexit GATT 24 debate feels like a diversion, Sam Lowe , a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform tells Iain Dale on LBC – it would require an agreement, and it wouldn’t deal with no deal regulatory barriers/checks/documentation anyway.

BBC Radio 4 - PM: EU negotiations with Switzerland

20 June 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Radio 4 PM programme on the EU negotiations with Switzerland (from 51 mins).

CER podcast: What is a customs union?

05 June 2019
Sophia Besch asks Sam Lowe to explain what a customs union is. Sam argues that a customs union is still compatible with an effective UK trade policy.

The UK has much to fear from a US trade agreement

The New Statesman
03 June 2019
Any deal with Trump would likely stray into areas such as food safety and drug pricing — and the president would come back for more.

Immigration is key to UK’s services trade after Brexit

E!Sharp
24 May 2019
Despite its importance to the economy, the UK’s services sector has not attracted the attention it deserves in the Brexit debate. Services account for around 45 per cent of total UK exports in value terms, a high proportion for a medium-sized economy.
Parliament Live: Exiting the European Union Committee

Parliament Live: Exiting the European Union Committee

01 May 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, along with David Henig Director, Dr Pınar Artıran and Ruth Lea CBE, gave evidence on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal. 
Read transcript here.

BBC News: New Brexit extension

11 April 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News about the new Brexit extension (at 11.45).

Newsnight: The how, why and if of the new Brexit extension

09 April 2019
European fears that the UK would disrupt EU affairs during a further Brexit extension are probably overblown, Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform tells BBC Newsnight (from 06:28 mins).