The Dangers to Global Free Trade: Brexit, Tariffs and Blockades

Free Trade Conference

A major economic conference took place on Tuesday 11th September at the Dorchester Hotel in London to discuss global free trade including Trump Tariffs, Brexit and the blockade of Qatar. September the 11th coincidentally an appropriate date to discuss strains in the Middle East caused by the UAE and Saudi blockade of Qatar.

Notable speakers at the session included:

  • Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business of London
  • Lord Smith, Chairman of the British Business Bank
  • Baroness Verma, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development in the UK Government
  • Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party
  • Lord Howard Flight, Parliamentarian, House of Lords
  • Lord Jitesh Gadhia, Parliamentarian, House of Lords
  • Lord Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Member, House of Lords
  • Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB
  • Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP, Former Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
  • Dean McCumiskey, Business Development Director Military Air & Information, BAE Systems
  • Sir Ed Davey, MP, Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth

Free Trade Conference

The key emphasis was on blockages and dangers to global, especially UK, EU, US and Emerging Economy growth. The specific threats to such growth coming from three main areas – tariff and non tariff barriers to growth including the dangerous escalating and prolongued blockade in the Middle East of Qatar.

Conference Details:

Co-organiser: Oakstone Partners

CEO: Sandeep Chaddha
Email: [email protected]

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