Implications of Irish border arrangements on future trade policy examined

On the 4th July 2018 I had the pleasure of giving evidence to the UK Parliament’s International Trade Committee about the implications of Irish border arrangements on future trade policy along with:

  • Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group
  • Nick Platts, Head of Cargo, Heathrow Airport

Further details can be found on the UK Parliament’s webpages along with a recording on UK Parliament TV [Timestamp 11:06:20].

Workshop: Facilitating external trade via border management

On 25th January 2017 we proudly delivered a workshop at the European Parliament for members of its International Trade Committee (INTA). A recording of my presentation along with that of Dr Juha Hintsa can be accessed online at the European Parliament’s Media Centre.

Our subsequent report was published on the 25 July 2017 and is available for free download.

Customs Issues Falling under INTA’s New Remit

Citation: Grainger, A. (2015) “Customs issues falling under INTA’s new remit”, European Parliament, Directorate-General For External Policies, Policy Department, December, Brussels [doi:10.2861/519192(pdf); 10.2861/568334(paper)]

INTA is the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade. The purpose of this commissioned study is to provide a concise account about the relation between European Union (EU) trade and customs policies with particular focus on the common external tariff and trade facilitation as well as the external aspects of customs provisions and management.

“The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can deliver large trade dividends..”

This is the headline of the WTO’s Press Release for its annual flagship World Trade Report publication. Apart from the significant benefits that can be derived from the Agreement it is very humbling to see prominent reference to my early publications in the World Customs Journal and the Journal of World Trade. The full report can be dowloaded from the WTO website. Much of my recent research can be accessed in full for free via ResearchGate.

Please do reach out to us if there are any points you wish to explore about the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement or any of my related research activities.