Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Philip Hammond favours European Union 'customs partnership'

Wednesday sees the next stage in the difficult process of the government agreeing its approach to trade with the European Union.

Theresa May will host a meeting of her Brexit cabinet - the inner sanctum that attempts to thrash out the knottiest issues left on the table.

One is the future customs relationship between the UK and EU.

That will be a vital part of any future trade deal as the UK exports 50% of its goods to the EU.

The government has said it wants to leave the EU single market and the customs union and at the same time retain an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

BBC     News.

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