On January 23, 2020, Fiona Bruce, the host of Question Time on BBC TV, repeatedly and wrongly confused US tariffs on Scotch whisky with the
Author: Peter Ungphakorn
I used to work at the WTO Secretariat (1996–2015), and am now an occasional freelance journalist, focusing mainly on international trade rules, agreements and institutions. (Previously, analysis for AgraEurope.) Trade β Blog is for trialling ideas on trade and any other subject, hence “β”. You can respond by using the contact form on the blog or tweeting @CoppetainPU
Why claims about a ‘WTO Article 24’ interim agreement are a red herring
Deep into January 2019, as the Brexit clock counted down to mere days, an obscure and unnecessary World Trade Organization (WTO) rule was dragged into
Standards, regulations & trade in goods – a primer
‘Standards’ and ‘regulations’ are critically important for trade and have entered the public discussion about Britain’s future trade relationship with the EU and the rest
What are geographical indications and what do they mean for post-Brexit UK?
Among the thousands of policy questions facing Britain after it leaves the EU is what its approach should be for geographical indications. These are names
What is the World Trade Organization?
There has been an elephant in the room ever since the discussion of Brexit and trade began. Gradually, bits of the animal have become visible,