Chief Correspondent, Trade
Poppy has been reporting for MLex since 2008, providing the latest coverage and in-depth analysis on various EU regulation. Since 2012 she has broken stories and given comment on trade defense matters, trade and investment agreements and commercial policy. Previously, she was reporting on energy policy and climate change negotiations.
An award-winning reporter, she trained at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, and since then has freelanced for a variety of publications.
Selected Insights by Poppy
On Oct. 22, in yet another day of Brexit high drama in the House of Commons, UK lawmakers torpedoed Boris Johnson's plan to ratify the exit deal sealed in Brussels the previous week. They blew the Conservative leader's "do or die" Oct. 31 deadline out of the water, and set the course for a general election.
Northern Ireland could lose out on parts of future UK trade deals, including a planned agreement with the US, should Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal win approval from lawmakers.
UK consumers could be sold counterfeit goods and the government could lose out on millions of pounds’ worth of tariffs due to an increase in smuggling after Brexit, a top EU official has said.
Baowu Steel, Posco, Tata Steel and other global steelmakers will be able to export less steel to Europe tariff-free than previously expected under the European Commission’s revised safeguard measure due out today, MLex has learned.
The EU’s trade partners may face more stringent demands from the European Parliament in its coming five-year term when it comes to striking trade deals, after green and liberal candidates made gains at the expense of the traditional center-right and center-left groupings.