Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

International trade, European trade policy, rules of origin, the single market, Brexit, environmental co-operation, investor-state dispute settlement.

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Border carbon adjustment: how to get it right

Borderlex
07 October 2019
The Centre for European Reform’s Sam Lowe explains how the European Union could go about making a border carbon tax compatible with multilateral trade rules while keeping costs under control.

BBC News - Newsday: Will Boris Johnson get a deal with the EU?

04 September 2019
MPs in the United Kingdom have succeeded in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law which would block a no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that the threat of the UK leaving without a deal is vital to him negotiating with Brussels. So, how much progress have those negotiations made to date? Sam Lowe is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for European Reform.

BBC World at One: 26/8/19

26 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the World at One about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US (from 34 mins). 

BBC News: Trade agreement with the US

25 August 2019
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News about Boris Johnson’s objectives for a trade agreement with the US. 

BBC News: PM in Paris

22 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC News today about Prime Minister Johnson's visit to Paris today and his discussions with President Macron (from 12:26 mins).

NPR: Can UK's new Prime Minister pull off Brexit? Here's what to know

19 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, a London think tank, lays out what many consider is Johnson's Plan B or perhaps his ultimate strategy: "Boris Johnson calls a general election and uses the narrative, 'It's the people versus Parliament.

BBC Radio 5 Live - Brexitcast: Brex on the Beach

19 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform joined Adam Flemming, Georgina Wright and Anand Menon to discuss the last few weeks in Brexit.

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: US-UK trade deal: Too good to be true?

13 August 2019
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform discussed US-UK trade deals, and if deals could be done sector by sector (from 06.48am).

BBC News: Post-Brexit trade deals

13 August 2019
“One of the possibilities...is perhaps a deal by which Trump says to the UK I'll exclude you from my trade war tariffs if you support us on Huawei, or Iran, or China – this would technically be a quick deal if not a fully-fledged free trade agreement”, Sam Lowe, a...

Sky News: Brexit trade

13 August 2019
John Bolton is not a trade envoy–his concerns are Iran, China, Huawei “He is using the carrot of a potential free trade agreement with the US -something the UK and Brexit supporters have wanted for a while- as a means of applying pressure to the UK” Sam Lowe, a senior...