The UK Trade Policy Observatory offers a wide range of expertise and services to help support government departments, national and international organisations and businesses to strategise and develop new trade policies in the post-Brexit era. The Observatory holds debates across the UK, monitors developments in UK trade and trade policy and provides analysis and briefings on many aspects of the UK’s emerging trade policy.

The observatory has identified seven priority areas:

  • Overall Trade Strategy, including the internal effects of trade agreements and trade instruments such as the selection of standards, preferences and services regulation
  • Monitoring the treatment of UK exports by others and UK de facto import policy
  • Devising policies for UK trade with developing and least developed countries
  • Negotiation support
  • Institutional design
  • Enforcement (including trade defence instruments; WTO rights)
  • Training for negotiating teams, government and other interested parties.

The UKTPO is committed to engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure that the UK’s international trading environment is reconstructed in a manner that benefits all in Britain and is fair to Britain, the EU and the world.