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Indian-origin expert drafts post-Brexit trade plans

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Published on February 10, 2019 with No Comments

A leading Indian-origin trade expert has joined hands with a former Brexit minister to launch draft proposals for a future free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and European Union. Shanker Singham, CEO of free market consultancy Competere and Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, claims that unlike other trade pacts which could take many years to negotiate, the UK can conclude an FTA with the EU more quickly. Meanwhile, European Council president Donald Tusk said the EU would make no new offer on Brexit and those who promoted Britain’s exit without any understanding of how to deliver it deserve a “special place in hell”.

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