His report mischaracterises and simplifies the recommendation of a government commission on which I sat.
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Shanker A. Singham is the Chairman of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission on trade.Follow @
Shanker Singham: Breaking the Gordian knot of agricultural trade negotiations. How the TAC has risen to the challenge.
The commission has come up with an an innovative proposal for import policy.
Shanker Singham: Let’s use the freedoms that this trade deal gives us to create wealth – not destroy it
I am encouraged, because the Level Playing Field provisions are rooted in competition principles. The body of law that emerges will be crucial.
Shanker Singham: As Johnson prepares to talk to Von der Leyen, here’s how to end the row over the Northern Ireland protocol
Like it or not, the EU agreed to two customs territories on the island of Ireland – and a solution to the disagreement flows from that fact.
Some of the solutions being proposed for UK trade talks would make it a pariah state in the WTO community.
Shanker Singham: Brexit – and why the transition period must not be extended beyond December this year
To remain in it for any longer than necessary would leave the fragile economy we will have after Covid-19 very vulnerable.
Shanker Singham: Of all the options Parliament might consider this week, only a free trade agreement is viable
Longer extension, Customs Union, ‘Common Market 2.0’ and so on all have severe downsides.
At the moment, there are many areas where farmers cannot use new technologies. These will increasingly feed not only our consumers but also the world’s poorest ones.
Such deals can seem intangible and conceptual, so I and a team of experts are today launching a proposed agreement which both sides could accept.
It’s time for the Government to dust down Plan A Plus and A Better Deal – rather than its own scheme, which is going nowhere.
This is because in order to maximise opportunities, we must have control over our tariff schedules and our domestic regulation.
Shanker A. Singham: Just as MPs can’t negotiate Britain’s Brexit, so they can’t negotiate its future trade deals
We need fast-track deals – which Parliament should endorse or reject, but can’t write.