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On BBC Radio4 Shanker Singham discusses the UK's opportunities once it leaves the EU

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On BBC Radio4 Shanker Singham discusses the UK's opportunities once it leaves the EU

Shanker Singham, Chair of our Special Trade Commission, was asked by BBC Radio4's Today Programme about the changes he expects to occur as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.  

Shanker says that regulatory autonomy is important so that we can improve our own regulatory environment, work decisively in organisations such as the World Trade Organization and sign advanced, liberalising trade deals with other countries. 

Listen to the interview here (at 1:42:20).

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In the Daily Telegraph Shanker Singham writes about the UK's approach to regulations following Brexit

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Shanker Singham, Chairman of our Special Trade Commission, writes that if global Britain is to mean anything, post-Brexit, it should include committing to and abiding by World Trade Organization and other international trade rules, pursuing national and commercial interests, deepening trade ties, and opposing protectionism in all its forms.

Read the full article in the Daily Telegraph (£).

On BBC Radio4 Shanker Singham discusses the UK's opportunities once it leaves the EU

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Shanker Singham, Chair of our Special Trade Commission, was asked by BBC Radio4's Today Programme about the changes he expects to occur as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.  

Shanker says that regulatory autonomy is important so that we can improve our own regulatory environment, work decisively in organisations such as the World Trade Organization and sign advanced, liberalising trade deals with other countries. 

Listen to the interview here (at 1:42:20).

Radomir Tylecote tells City AM that joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be a true statement of intent by global Britain

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Participating in City AM's debate with Labour MP Alison McGovern, Radomir argued that membership of TPP would demonstrate Britain’s new trading independence.

The TPP is one of the most advanced trade agreements in the world, but doubters have suggested that, not being a Pacific nation, Britain should not or cannot join. Not so. TPP is an open agreement, and signatories have indicated they want us on board.

But we won’t be able to join in just any circumstances. We will need control over not only tariffs, but also regulations currently determined by the EU. Many do not meet TPP standards – for example, in data flows and agriculture – as they favour incumbents, harming consumer welfare. Being ready to join the TPP, and other agreements, will require that we determine regulations ourselves.

Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region in the world, and the TPP gives Britain a trading opportunity we should not miss.

You can access the full debate here