Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit

This project will bring together: leading academics on trade and development; leading UK businesses that import from developing countries; NGOs working in fairtrade and ethical sourcing, and government officials from DFID, to discuss these issues and the way forward.

Making UK Trade Work for Development Post-Brexit

The UK is an important trading partner for many developing countries. Brexit risks disrupting these trade relationships, which are important for the livelihoods of many citizens in developing countries who work in sectors that export to the UK. Yet Brexit also provides an opportunity. In developing and negotiating new arrangements to govern trade with developing countries, the UK has an opportunity to make some significant improvements to ensure that UK trade better supports development.

Current or expected outputs: Relationship building workshop between trade and development academics, UK businesses that import from developing countries, and development NGO’s working in fair-trade and ethical sourcing. Workshop memos and report are available here.

Funding source: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account award

Project Info

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