Freeing up trade in goods and services has been a potent force for economic growth and development over the last few decades.
The nature of trade is changing: from exchanging finished goods, nations are increasingly trading in specialist tasks in supply chains that span continents. This has made economies even more interconnected, and has expanded the range of issues with which policymakers and businesses need to engage. Border measures such as tariffs are no longer the sole or even primary focus of trade negotiators. Increasingly, what matters are issues like intellectual property protection or how to reconcile domestic regulation with concerns about avoiding unnecessary barriers to trade.
We have advised on trade policy reform, trade litigation, trade policy modelling and trade negotiation strategies. We are able to support our trade work by drawing on a rich hinterland of skills and experience that spans infrastructure reform, technology and innovation, competition policy, and regulation. Our experience in econometrics and statistics ensures rigorous methodologies and robust results.