The international trade environment has changed drastically in recent years. Traditional trade links are fraying in light of the strategic competition between the US and China, the UK’s departure from the EU and ongoing supply chain disruptions.
At the same time, new regional and sectoral trade agreements create opportunities to harness the twin transitions to green and digital economies. In a contested world, trade policy can play an important role for international cooperation and supporting domestic policies around equity and inclusion.
Chatham House – in partnership with other leading organisations – offers expert analysis to help navigate this complex trade landscape. We seek to develop policy recommendations for the future direction of global trade in a context of changing geopolitical dynamics and rapid technological transformations.
Our work on global trade comprises the following main activities: