Delegates and expert speakers in discussion during the Women in Trade Workshop - June 2023
A session in progress during the Trade Workshop for Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and Devolved Legislatures in February 2023
Then Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Dr Mukhisa Kituyi speaks during the Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Oversight of Trade Agreements in February 2019
Women in Trade Workshop
20 - 22 June 2023
CPA UK hosted a three-day Workshop for women parliaments from across the Commonwealth, to discuss the impact of trade agreements on gender equality, poverty alleviation and women's economic empowerment within the Commonwealth.
Discussions centred around deepening participants' technical knowledge of international trade - from how agreements are negotiated to how parliamentarians can exert influence over the process. The programme also included sessions focused on developing parliamentarians' leadership and communications skills.
Trade Workshop for Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and Devolved Legislatures
Westminster, 7 - 9 February 2023
CPA UK organised a three-day trade workshop, the first since the UK exited the European Union, aiming to enhance effective scrutiny and oversight of international trade agreements. The workshop focused on the following themes: Knowledge building on trade; The role of parliamentarians in trade; and Scrutiny in practice. Participating legislature from the Overseas Territories included Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and St. Helena.
To read the Trade Workshop Final Report, click here.
The impact of Covid-19 on international trade: Looking at case studies in the UK & Africa
25 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impact on global international trade, presenting individuals around the Commonwealth with unique challenges and opportunities. Bringing together parliamentarians, representatives from business groups and trade experts, CPA UK organised a webinar on 25 June 2020 to explore this topic, focusing particularly on the UK and Africa.
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Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Oversight of Trade Agreements
Westminster, 6-8 February 2019
From the 6-8th February, CPA UK hosted the Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Oversight of Trade Agreements. This Workshop took place in the context of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the subsequent conversation of the UK’s future trade policy – and the possibility of reaching new trade agreements.
CPA UK welcomed parliamentarians and clerks to the UK Parliament from Commonwealth countries including New Zealand, Rwanda, Kenya & Pakistan.
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