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UK Trade with EU: Regulation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL12032, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the administrative burden on trade with the EU; and what options there could be to reduce that burden through a 'one-in, two-out' rule.

Answered on

25 January 2021

Our trade deal with the EU includes wide-ranging provisions that seek to facilitate trade by avoiding unnecessary regulatory barriers. It provides an overarching framework for cooperation between the UK and EU on the regulatory matters affecting trade, as appropriate for two independent partners, and enables both sides to reduce costs in the longer term.

We continue to strive to ensure that the UK’s regulatory system is world-leading and achieves the right balance between supporting excellent business practices and stimulating innovation, investment and trade while protecting workers, consumers, and the environment.