Victoria Hewson writes for City AM

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the CTPP trade agreement. Were the UK to remain in the EU’s customs union or bound to its regulations, CP-TPP access would not be an option at all. But as long as Britain is allowed to sign its own ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Shanker Singham writes for The Times Red Box

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for The Times Red Box on the Irish backstop. There are several myths surrounding the Irish backstop issue, which must be straightened out at this crucial time to ensure that the opportunities Brexit offers are not squandered. The backstop has often been ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Earlier this year, India celebrated 71 years of independence - and what a journey it’s been. From being an impoverished colony reeling from the horrors of Partition and the Bengal Famine, India is now on track to becoming the world’s fifth largest economy. These positive changes derive from an explicit embrace of economic freedom. In ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA Plan A+ report features in the Sunday Express

The IEA’s Plan A+ has featured in an article written by David Davis for the Sunday Express. The report is referenced as being the alternative plan that is ready to switch strategies to a Canada +++ deal. The EU is saying it's ready to make that deal. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA Plan A+ report features in The Telegraph

The IEA’s Plan A+ has featured in an article written by Iain Duncan Smith MP for The Telegraph. As Plan A+, a case for a Canada ++ deal shows, it is open to the EU and UK to resolve any potential disruptions satisfactorily within an FTA. That's why we need now to get on and ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA report features in City AM

The IEA's Plan A+ has featured in City AM in an article about possible financial services deregulation post-Brexit. The report on the post-Brexit trade relationship by the Institute of Economic Affairs – which has been praised by multiple senior Tory MPs – called for improving the way regulations are made to better support competitive markets, calling ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Julian Jessop comments in the Financial Times

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Financial Times on a Canada-style free trade agreement. In the article Julian accepts there could be costs to such a plan - trade would not be as friction-less as it is now. It is much easier to measure costs of a ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA's Plan A+ features in The Telegraph

The IEA's Plan A+ has featured in an article written by Steve Baker MP for The Telegraph. In the article Steve references how Plan A+ describes the necessary four pillar approach to comprehensively renew our domestic and international trade policy. Read the full article here. (££)... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
It was almost exactly 200 years ago that David Ricardo first outlined the principle of comparative advantage that helped lay the groundwork for repealing the corn laws here in Britain, and the free-trading consensus that later emerged. But free trade is coming under attack around the world - since the FC especially, tariffs and protectionism ... Continue reading