A timeline of UK trade and trade justice. On the occasion of the Trade Justice Movement’s 20th anniversary
16 November 2023
together coalitions to create fairer, more equal and of outsourced and privatised public services being 2 Timeline Brexit and The Trade Justice Solidarity with our new Movement is born the Global South: Winning the ‘independent To support the Global fighting unequal argument on trade trade policy’ South’s attempts trade agreements and the NHS The 2016 Brexit The New International The trade system. [...] Late 1940s 1974 1994 2003 2003 to 2014 2013 to today 2016 to today 1500s to 1940s Late 1940s The late 1970s, 80s & 90s 1999 2005 2010 to today 2013 to 2016 The next 20 years Slavery, colonisation, and The trade system we actually The neoliberal fightback The Battle of Trade is a key Trade policy, Trade justice in Looking to the trade protections for the UK’s got: the start of multilateral Global e. [...] TOM WILLS, DIRECTOR, THE TRADE JUSTICE MOVEMENT A timeline of UK trade and trade justice 4 Contents Endorsements 2 1999 onwards Timeline 3 The beginning of trade justice campaigning 1999 to today The beginning of trade justice campaigning 19 Foreword 4 The Battle of Seattle 19 1500s to early 1940s The South reclaims space: The Doha Development Agenda 20 Roots of trade justice The Trade Justice Mov. [...] the enforcement of WTO rules now sits outside of the organisation itself, and applies to only a small minority of WTO members, as a result of the Appellate The scales begin to tip: shifts in the global trade system Body crisis in which the US has blocked the appointment of new judges to The wider geopolitics of trade are also in flux, presenting further opportunities oversee trade appeals. [...] Will the UK support or punish Southern countries that choose to reclaim their policy freedom from the wreckage of the WTO? Will the UK follow the European trend and exit the Energy Charter Treaty, as part of a broader rejection of the ISDS system? Will the UK stand in the way of access to medicines and green technology diffusion? As the UK’s key organising body on trade justice, TJM is working wit.