The UKTPO 6th Annual UKTPO Conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform where academics, policymakers and stakeholders are welcome.
This year’s theme is Whose Rules Rule: The future of trade cooperation. Countries’ choices about who they trade with, and how they trade, are dictated increasingly by concerns about national security, climate change and human rights. This leads to fragmentation of supply chains, which businesses must navigate. It also raises questions about the effectiveness and legitimacy of using trade policy to support, or even export, particular values and objectives. Meanwhile, digital technologies are revolutionising way we trade, creating critical challenges for international cooperation. In response to these trends, this year’s conference focuses on regulatory conflict and cooperation across borders. It highlights issues for supply chains, in FTAs, and through plurilateral and (dare we hope) multilateral cooperation.
We are delighted to have put together an exciting, interdisciplinary programme of papers which touch upon these issues in a variety of ways. We look forward to welcoming you for the conference and for some stimulating and spirited discussions.
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**Please note: Due to high demand, tickets for the conference are no longer available. We are now operating a waiting list system, but there is no guarantee that those on the list will be able to secure tickets. To be added to this list, please email email@example.com
The UKTPO is an interdisciplinary independent expert group of researchers based at the University of Sussex, covering all aspects of trade, aimed at bringing an objective view to trade policy debates and policymaking processes. At the heart of our work there is a commitment to provide independent research and expert analysis on trade policy that benefits the UK, the EU and the world.
The 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.