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Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN HL5008, tabled on 25 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 17 January setting out the Government’s objectives for exiting the EU, whether they have sought advice on the legality of the proposed new customs agreement; and if so, what was that advice.

Answered on

8 February 2017

The Prime Minister has set out our intention to negotiate a new customs agreement with the EU. We have an open mind about the form of that agreement, but it is in both the UK and EU's interest to see tariff-free trade continue and for that cross-border trade to be as frictionless as possible. We will ensure that any future arrangements are fully compliant with our international commitments and obligations.

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Department for Exiting the European Union