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Daniel
Capparelli

Senior Practice Director
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Daniel leads Global Counsel’s trade and manufacturing practice. He previously worked in leading Brussels and London-based think tanks, notably advising the European Parliament on regulatory cooperation and market access issues, including on the ratification of EU trade agreements, such as the EU-Korea FTA. Daniel is also a Research Associate at ECIPE in Brussels.

At Global Counsel, Daniel leads on cross-border policy client work, particularly from a supply chain and distribution network perspective in wide-ranging sectors including food and drink, pharmaceutical & life sciences, automotive, ICT and financial services.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • C-Suite advice to a UK-based multinational on engagement with senior UK policy and political stakeholders on the direction of UK trade policy and specific trade negotiations.
  • Supporting clients in the development of solution-oriented policy proposals for tackling strategic domestic and cross-border policy challenges – e.g. in the development of modern and fit for purpose product specific rules of origins – In wide-ranging sectors including life sciences, food and drink and automotive. 
  • Developing multichannel strategic plans for delivering cross border regulatory and market access objectives – e.g. protection of intellectual property, mutual recognition of product standard certification and wider regulatory cooperation – for clients as part of wider trade policy and regulatory diplomacy strategies in the UK, the EU and the US.

Latest Insights by Daniel Capparelli

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The policy case for a Trade in Healthcare Agreement

Trade & Manufacturing

In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, strengthening global health security has emerged as a core theme of multilateral policymaking. Covid-19 has embedded health security – including our ability to deliver emergency medical countermeasures rapidly on a global scale - firmly in our concept of global security. 

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Success or failure? Unpacking the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade & Manufacturing

From 12-17 June, trade ministers gathered in Geneva for the long-awaited 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) and achieved agreement on a series of reforms after several years of deadlock. These include an intellectual property waiver for covid-19 vaccines, the WTO response to the pandemic, a moratorium on e-commerce duties, and the partial elimination of fisheries…

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A UK trade and investment strategy for food and drink: Report with the FDF

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Global Counsel has supported the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in producing a new flagship trade and investment strategy for the UK’s food and drink sector. As the UK sets out a broad new trade policy outside the EU and seeks new and updated free trade agreements, it needs a refreshed trade policy for the sector that addresses imports and exports, sustainability and…

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Making Open Strategic Autonomy work – European Trade in a Geopolitical World

Trade & Manufacturing

Global Counsel has supported the European Roundtable of Industrialists in producing a flagship report on the EU’s trade policy and the challenges faced in more complex geopolitical environment. The report argues that being open to trade is a source of strength for supply chains, rather than weakness, and suggests how the EU might best put into practice its new policy of…

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