The government’s “£1.8 billion pay rise” from a US trade deal doesn’t outweigh the impacts of Brexit on wages
Analysis from the government estimates real wages after 15 years to be 6.4% less than had we stayed in the EU, but a US deal could counterbalance wages by 0.2%.
What do the trade documents Jeremy Corbyn showed actually say about drug prices?
The documents show that, as expected, drug patents are a US negotiating objective in trade talks. But they don't show us what, if anything, the UK has actually agreed.
Most African countries can export goods to the EU tariff free
Nigel Farage talked about the EU putting up trade barriers on African countries. The majority of African countries have no tariffs on exports to the EU, although a handful do face some tariffs.
Southampton MP gets trade figures wrong
Royston Smith claimed 90% of trade through the Port of Southampton is with non-EU countries and so under WTO terms. They’re not the same thing.
Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal: four key questions answered
Following the publication of the revised agreement between Boris Johnson's government and the European Union, we look at four key questions about the deal.
Could we still have a “no deal” Brexit in 2020 at the end of the transition?
A "no deal" remains a possibility at the end of 2020 even if the withdrawal agreement passes, but this is a different type of “no deal” to the one that’s commonly discussed.
GATT 24: new argument, same old problems
A new claim about GATT 24 runs into an old problem: the EU probably won’t agree to it, and it doesn’t explain that it would mean significant barriers to trade with the EU.
The EU doesn’t have a 30% tariff on African cocoa imports
The vast majority of African countries can export cocoa to the EU tariff-free.
It's not correct that 98% of world trade is done via the WTO
98% of global trade is done by members of the WTO, but some of this trade is done via trade agreements, not under WTO terms.
What’s a free port, and does the EU have them?
Free ports (areas within countries where import tariffs don’t apply) exist within the EU, but in a more limited form than elsewhere in the world.