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UK Director @ecipe making sense of Brexit & Trade/ also global trade policy/ TTIP veteran/ Co-founder @uktradeforum/ add football, cricket, weather/ accepts DMs

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This has been the case for some time though https://t.co/j5wMXAe5BVThe sheer shock of actions actually having consequences for members of the political class.
Retweeted by David HenigAnyway, to summarise, the UK does not yet have a trade policy beyond lots of warm words. But at least the warm word… https://t.co/q8Nnn2LjPD @jonworth @Jim_Cornelius @emilyrees_eu @EmporersNewC I'm familiar with the concept, but I think we have made an impact.And... services. Which are notoriously not particularly liberalised in Free Trade Agreements, particularly with the… https://t.co/zOVxJIOWFw @jeegarkakkad @SamuelMarcLowe Exactly, I'm having to return to work after all the excitement of soy. @jonworth @Jim_Cornelius @emilyrees_eu @EmporersNewC I think it does have an impact to refute, but it is not immediate or absolute.A real shame that his informative and useful tweets will be restricted due to a BBC policy change under pressure fr… https://t.co/0W5diMGLgyI expect the EU’s negotiators will take this into account when considering the robustness of the state aid provisio… https://t.co/iKzG98Y7LI
Retweeted by David HenigOlder voters may be crucial in the US election outcome. Now where have we heard that before? https://t.co/qsE0T3GJjyNo we don't know who they voted for. Only that calling next Tuesday 'election day' when probably more than half tho… https://t.co/3wPYjjUQzeThis is what the Foreign Office calls "corruption" in other countries. https://t.co/otrAS3cz5i
Retweeted by David Henig🚨🚛 ROI goods using UK landbridge will also be flagged up and not subject to additional customs and SPS controls upo… https://t.co/4CXkcYzqx6
Retweeted by David Henigthis is maybe the best visual explanation for infection scenarios that i've encountered. winter is gonna be real ha… https://t.co/6RdNyvgyUa
Retweeted by David Henig @jillongovt @sophgaston @rglenner I think in pockets we do it really well, but always seems to bbe slightly haphazard.Agree with all below. Except the lack of US support was widely known. Troika, EU thought US was bluffing. Me, I was… https://t.co/sXxkccKvhe
Retweeted by David Henig @xtophercook I don't think you're doing it justice. It is a work of art. Something so atrocious it has entered another category.This is officially the worst campaign ever run. https://t.co/hEvQC7k2LI
Retweeted by David HenigSo, an international conference, with speakers including leading trade experts, potential members of a Biden admini… https://t.co/al05pFjMzW @BEERG I also noted, I think we need a comma there... @cjayanetti A bad person, Chaminda. Like me. Not a good person, like Truss, who couldn't possibly be a mercenary.… https://t.co/U77uU4yLbaI'm just writing (a forthcoming blockbuster doubtless) on global value chains. The realities of today's trade. A re… https://t.co/On2hvCcXk7There's more - apparently Truss is going to attack (wait for it...) All of the US, China, and EU. I mean, plenty o… https://t.co/DpkFliQvlOFrst ministers attend JMCs, but never report back to the Assembly or public on what it is actually being done to pr… https://t.co/ovODOuz89E
Retweeted by David HenigWherein lies the fundamental problem with the entirety of UK trade and foreign policy - it currently has a Europe s… https://t.co/Mp0cK5SSdEHow about - a government making every effort to remove barriers to UK business succeeding outside the country? Or c… https://t.co/hWF0cHOGxmThe product of four years and four months of a UK Department for International Trade. An absolute absence of vision… https://t.co/B1kwd504c4So if I’ve got this right there was < checks notes > ACTUALLY A FORMAL PROCESS < blinks rapidly > that advantaged c… https://t.co/orK0z7Mo5W
Retweeted by David Henig @AmniRusli If only... not least as UK expertise in particular sectors is something important to promote.True. Horse. Bolted. Train. Station. (There was a Horse, There was a Train) https://t.co/juvd5ChRqK
Retweeted by David HenigWe still don't actually know why FTAs with Australia, New Zealand and the US, which appear only to be the answer to… https://t.co/g5soDqSZFyWhat is missing from UK trade policy: - understanding of modern trade (global value chains) - realistic targets fo… https://t.co/ENQjQP1d5qMore on the new UK trade policy buzzwords - I think you'll agree a fine collection of meaningless words dressed up… https://t.co/BZSngwXOMg @Richie0079 Rules for reduced or zero tariffs in a trade agreement requiring a minimum local content of goods to qu… https://t.co/c9ZXJeb8VJApparently UK-EU talks continue with "progress" but not "breakthroughs" on sensitive topics. Which isn't completely… https://t.co/PXXhkjU9reMeanwhile the majority remain unaware of the big changes affecting over half of our trade from January 1. https://t.co/ozbg8nd4uWThe search for the perfect UK trade policy buzzwords continues. Not been a shortage of those. Content and strategy… https://t.co/1GjeP3AzrJ
10/29
2020
"The countries have also agreed to trade data + financial services. Financial services make up Britain’s biggest ex… https://t.co/AYGarc05WD
Retweeted by David HenigAs I heard a wise hand predict over two years ago, the WTO might survive one term of Trump, it won't survive two. H… https://t.co/nDxVepo1EJ @scottlincicome That's been my working assumption for some time.The UK and Kenya are getting close to signing a trade deal to ensure Kenya's exports can continue to enter the UK f… https://t.co/vPZLaEA8WU
Retweeted by David Henig @FredWeston8 Nearly as pathetic as anonymous accounts trolling? @lewis_baston Looks like the lower level polls support the national and state ones, and Biden campaign seems more o… https://t.co/NqDPZ1u0z9 @snlester Here - https://t.co/OlMZzlY8Om. Not sure you're going to like it... @snlester Bookmarking that! Did you see the proposed progressive trade agreement written by Beth Baltzan?One interpretation of the generous rules of origin in the UK-Japan trade deal (allowing EU content to count) is tha… https://t.co/Hm4UEDPeCmBiggest question to be asking about the UK economy and trade deals is the impact of putting up barriers to the EU w… https://t.co/Qb1kbRdpFvGood to ask questions about the impact of trade agreements. In general, better to have them than not, but unlikely… https://t.co/4zsSwYDvPW @snlester Expectations seem to be reducing by the minute.Nobody really wants another lockdown, but I don’t see how we’re going to avoid it. https://t.co/pSDy2aSAq7
Retweeted by David HenigMore evidence than the current US administration is mostly incompatible with multilateralism https://t.co/rX8NdB4bGxUS worried that our desire to make agriculture more sustainable will be taken up by dev countries and spotlight the… https://t.co/P2bf2ETyyu
Retweeted by David Henig @snlester @sdonnan @CatoTrade I was going to suggest Simon as shock tip for new USTR. No? @remkorteweg @jillongovt Must confess I hadn't expected my most read tweet ever to be about tariffs on soy sauce @snlester I am hoping so. We need a truce, somehow, on the endless and increasingly pointless US-EU trade conflict. @snlester @sdonnan You have till lunchtime eastern time on the 4th. But I want a result and a clear indication of t… https://t.co/mlFpZZQXdpIf I think of agricultural innovation, in the absence of better information, I'm thinking Netherlands, not the US. https://t.co/ocDw3p4cXW @snlester @sdonnan I'm giving a talk on the outcome and trade on Nov 4 so given the special relationship I'm expecting a result by then.I strongly suspect it is the US in denial about their dated approach to food production (never mind the quality...)… https://t.co/ws88FSoE61 @jdportes The deregulation = lower prices argument both lacks evidence and ignores the population being the demand… https://t.co/wd8Czn3JYCJust in case I come across as too critical of the UK-Japan deal, I'm really not, just wish it wasn't misleadingly h… https://t.co/rAxsWXV8bq
Retweeted by David Henig @EmanueAdam You should be glad of a couple of days off from chlorinated chicken.Strong suspicion that most of the consultants hired will not have deep expertise in "healthcare supply chain; inter… https://t.co/DW5TozFkAXSounds like Sam has a scoop 👀 https://t.co/RILy5XMQ58 @osguinea It might be the English Premier League to be honest. Lots of excitement but ultimately a local contest.And all that over soy sauce eh? Or soya sauce? But on such a controversial matter I leave the argumentation to othe… https://t.co/AYbp57NPhp8/ Finally in the case of the UK, it really would help to listen to a wider range of advisors, not just those who f… https://t.co/lkQxyN92T87/ Free Trade Agreements are difficult and rather odd beasts anyway (hence why UK-EU is not an exception), and requ… https://t.co/GTt7Tj6VZe6/ In any case (geek alert) trade twitter is very sensitive about suggestions trade deals lead to lower prices. Bec… https://t.co/ihtirVAC4X5/ Why in any case the big sell on UK-Japan? If DIT had just said we got a deal at least equal to the EU which most… https://t.co/JdWNv0O32p4/ Free Trade Agreements can however benefit specific UK businesses. I can see a few reflected in UK-Japan (financi… https://t.co/SJc5O6t9b73/ Thus given the complexities of modern trade bilateral Free Trade Agreements are rarely economically transformati… https://t.co/2Odmb6SgZm2/ The vast majority of trade isn't point to point but in complex networks. Would be nice to see that reality refle… https://t.co/hmmHu0BIdCSoygate, day 2. To be fair, getting closer. But (a few points) 1/ Let's not pretend this isn't part of a pattern si… https://t.co/60ifZF1tfg @BritishnProud_ How am I wrong? @wonkotsane Current tariff from Japan is 0%, new one is 0%. Where is the inaccuracy? @wonkotsane Read my tweet, shouldn't take too long.*a sensible government tolerates (rarely entirely happily though) independent commentators as they can also refute… https://t.co/3WE55sCowjTrade relations with the East Africa Community is a long running problem which pre-dates Brexit as the EU has the s… https://t.co/n4adAryAOp
10/28
2020
@MacaesBruno One partisan poll, and one from a company consistently out of line with the rest, recently. One poll a… https://t.co/3DDuZ78ykE @petermaxson No need for the "I knew him before he was famous for getting soy sauce trending" stories.Perhaps for one night only, trade twitter is back in the big league... https://t.co/a18irUz4yA#careergoals https://t.co/vHIGhuiR2Q @iain_w_anderson Pleasure. When are you writing the next one?Yup, Kikkoman soy sauce production in Netherlands, processing also in Germany. This is why I get so frustrated abou… https://t.co/ZQhbJ5VwHx
Retweeted by David HenigAlso turns out major soy sauce brands sold in the UK aren't imported from Japan. Apart from that... https://t.co/BqkdesdCjdYeah. Awkward. https://t.co/PDVSkzGbLO @SamuelMarcLowe @JamesJWYork Reducing to 6% in the new UK tariff from 2021.Best not argue. Might have been accurate if the account had said "thanks to the trade deal the price won't go up co… https://t.co/RYo6tPJuAL @hhesterm Don't worry, checked before I tweeted. Perhaps that would be an idea for an official account?If there is a UK-EU it will be despite a lack of trust between the two, and in the hope that outside the spotlight… https://t.co/ezBgWXMnw4Annoying that articles containing misleading statements are still par for the course in the Brexit narrative. If yo… https://t.co/uBmO2u9dnQCurrent tariff on soy sauce entering the UK from Japan - 0%. Tariff on soy sauce entering UK after UK-Japan trade d… https://t.co/4y5MtBkAYgThis is why UK struggles to get people to isolate Moving pay to isolate to at least @LivingWageUK would have a trem… https://t.co/vfVGSEDxw0
Retweeted by David Henig @AnnaJerzewska We can go through a whole event without discussing B_ stay strong... @AnnaJerzewska And we don't have to talk about B_ @AdamPosen an illustration of your recent assessment of the Brexit economic impact. Brexit: Breaking the laws of g… https://t.co/vLJ7NkXvft
Retweeted by David HenigSuspect this issue will affect GB far more than Northern Ireland, the latter will have access to the whole EU for p… https://t.co/A1tbVV7Bx9 @scottlincicome @snlester 👏Much more like it @snlester @scottlincicome Never found a reason to get all excited about the clocks changing to be honest, when the… https://t.co/5PGXUKMlk7
10/27
2020

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