Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
There is precedent for using tariffs to reward those who meet higher standards, and major American producers would be on board.
People cannot simply be viewed as consumers or producers – there are other dimensions to policy, including the stewardship of the countryside.
While we should be looking to reduce tariffs, we should not be willing to do so at any price.
Liam Fox: The amendments that could kill free trade deals with America, developing countries and the Commonwealth this week
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t really believe in free or fair markets and has a strategy based on domination, not fair competition.
The idea that we should not seek the closest commercial relationship with the United States is unconscionable.
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.
Theresa Villiers: Some close to government would accept the total liberalisation of trade in agriculture. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
Managing various parallel negotiating tracks at the same time will be a complex task, but it must be done.
Greg Hands: It’s time to get behind our push for free trade – as we begin to negotiate a deal with the United States
Our scoping assessment shows there could be a £15.3 billion expansion in overall trade between the two countries, an 18 per cent increase on 2018 levels.
No Deal 1) There is a green fly in the red, white and blue ointment. Or the other way round, if you prefer.
The lack of an agreed border with Ireland makes “an Australian-style settlement” more unlikely than would otherwise be the case.
Ben Roback: Namaste Trump! He says India is now “America’s premier defence partner”. That’s bad news for Johnson.
At the very same time that the Government is orchestrating a comprehensive security and defence review, that comment will have caused grave concern.
To make the most of the policy’s potential, Government must pair it with a raft of other reforms.
Harmonisation flies in the face of global trends towards equivalence rather than the highly legalistic regulatory formula favoured by the Union.