Trade, Development, and Immigration

Membership of the customs union would prevent future free trade deals


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Shanker Singham writes for Brexit Central

In the Media

Emma Revell writes for CapX

Shanker Singham quoted in The Times

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA’s international trade and competition unit, is quoted in The Times, following publication of the IEA’s latest briefing on the customs union.

Research from the Institute of Economic Affairs warns ministers that while a customs union may help to preserve supply chains and reduce disruption after Brexit, it would leave the UK unable to strike trade deals with other markets and to develop policies in key areas such as agriculture and state aid.

Read the full piece here.