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UK Trade with EU

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 105913, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the position paper, Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the EU, published on 21 August 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect on UK businesses of their compliance activities having to be duplicated in the EU as a result of the outcome of negotiations with the EU.

Answered on

16 October 2017

The Government is working towards a mutually beneficial outcome to the withdrawal negotiations. Nevertheless, a responsible government plans for contingency scenarios. The Department is actively considering all options in order to minimise disruption for UK businesses and avoid the introduction of new regulatory barriers. We continue to engage with UK stakeholders to understand their concerns and interests.