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.


Liam Fox's shiny new trade deals won't compensate for hard Brexit

The Guardian
28 February 2018
If Britain leaves the single market and customs union, the idea that future trade agreements will make up for the losses is for the birds.

Of course we will strike a bespoke Brexit deal — but that's not the point

19 February 2018
The government’s “Road to Brexit” series of speeches has kicked off, with Boris Johnson and the Prime Minister making contributions so far.

Brexit will damage UK services exports

15 February 2018
Distance and economy size are the most important factors determining the level of trade between two countries.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: Free ports

13 February 2018
Free ports could potentially bring some local benefits after Brexit, but they won’t outweigh the costs of leaving the European customs union said Sam Lowe, a research fellow at the CER (from 1: 27 mins).

Britain is drowning trying to land trade deals

The Evening Standard
05 February 2018
Brexit equals new trade deals. With the US, with China, with India, with everyone. All that’s needed is a Royal Yacht, decent jam to sell and a “go get ’em attitude” — at least according to some of the loudest Leavers.

BBC Radio 4 - World at one: UK trade deals

10 January 2018
Sam Lowe speaks to the World at One about the UK’s prospects for a post-Brexit bespoke trade deal with EU? (from 8:50 mins).

TPP: The UK is having a Pacific pipe dream

05 January 2018
The DIT has suggested that Britain should join the Trans-Pacific Partnership — but who's to say that we'd be welcome?

The Guardian - Politics Weekly podcast: Corbyn's year, digital diplomacy and loneliness

20 December 2017
Anushka Asthana is joined by Michael Savage, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Sam Lowe to discuss a year that saw Jeremy Corbyn strengthen his position as Labour leader and confound expert predictions of Labour's demise.