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Elly
Darkin

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Elly

Elly is an Associate in Global Counsel’s manufacturing and trade policy practice. She previously worked at the Department for International Trade in Colombia and has experience supporting companies to navigate complex market access barriers in the healthcare and life sciences sector. In particular, she provided companies with regulatory, political and economic analysis during the negotiation of the UK-Andean Countries Trade Agreement.

Latest Insights by Elly Darkin

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Could UK gene-editing policy divide the union?

General Policy

After chlorinated chicken, Gene editing (GE) is quickly emerging as the next highly politicised issue for the UK agri-food sector. Following the launch of Defra’s consultation on the subject last month, fault lines have emerged between those who fear a ‘race to the bottom’ on food standards and those who see potential for GE to drive more sustainable food production…

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Balancing innovation, pricing and supply chain resilience in the EU Pharma Strategy

Trade & Manufacturing

The pharmaceutical strategy published on Wednesday outlines the European Commission’s plan for the sector over the next five years. Its central message is clear: the EU needs to increase cooperation between member states and boost its overall competence in health policy. But perhaps more ambiguous is how the strategy will walk the fine line between incentivising…

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An unlikely Trans-Pacific alliance? The UK’s case for CPTPP membership

Trade & Manufacturing

When the UK and Japan finalised their new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this month, Tokyo made a point of insisting that the agreement was a stepping-stone to UK accession to the CPTPP, or Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Joining the Asia-Pacific trade deal - which includes Japan, Australia and Canada among others - has long been a…

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