Over the last 12 months Squire Patton Boggs have been involved in video interviews and roundtable meetings with experts from our global network of business leaders, to enable us to provide guidance to our clients on the economic and political issues they are likely to face in trading internationally post Brexit. The key jurisdictions that we have looked at are the USA, China, the EU, India and the Commonwealth generally.

Links to the interviews and a summary of the topics covered are below.

As Brexit uncertainty continues it is vital for businesses to understand how our key international trading partners will see the UK once we exit the EU.

For business, being able to evaluate how the UK is likely to be seen as trading partner will help them to adapt and manage their supply chain as well as manage customer expectations in order for businesses to remain competitive and relevant. Being able to adapt to globalisation and the speed of change are key factors in defining whether a business thrives or simply survives.

Country/Jurisdiction Summary
US – January 2018 Video interview with John Dickerman and Frank Samolis (partner, International Trade).
China – February 2018 Video interview with Guy Dru Drury MBE, CBI Head of China.
EU – March 2018 SPB hosted a client facing roundtable dinner, supplemented by another video interview with Sean McGuire, CBI director for Brussels.
India – April 2018 Interview with Shehla Hasan, CBI head of group – India and South Asia.We also spoke with a number of trade experts, including Neil Clarke (sales director for convenience food producer Symington’s), Sherad Dewedi (spokesperson for the Yorkshire Asian Business Association), and Biswajit Chatterjee, partner in our India Practice.
Commonwealth/International – November 2018 Interview with Benjamin Digby, CBI director for international trade and investment to discuss the UK’s outlook on international trade and investment for 2019.