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What it Will Look Like
How leaving the EU and the Single Market can be made to work for Britain
by Robert Oulds, Gary Robinson and Dr Lee Rotherham.
The ten main concerns of leaving the EU are addressed in this publication with a bold vision on how exiting the EU, and even the single market and the customs union, can be made to work for everyone.
Reviewer Derek Stirling
[eurofacts (Vol22 No 11/12) – 21st July 2017]
In this substantial report by the Bruges Group, all the main concerns of the route to a fair and workable exit from the EU are discussed.
The report is broken down into 10 main issues namely
1. The EU will refuse to give us a deal’ (or delay it).
2. The UK will have no input in EU decision meeting.
3. The EU will impose punishing tariffs.
4. Exporting to the EU from outside is not bureaucracy free.
5. There will be complex new ‘rules of origin’ and additional paperwork for British goods.
6. UK businesses will face barriers from accessing EU financial markets.
7. The EU will try to stop the UK accessing EU-third country trade deals.
8. The EU will demand access to our fishing waters.
9, Security co-operation and cross-border Crime prevention.
10. Agriculture and the EU protectionism and environmental matters.
All these issues are broken down into sub-heading and explained in greater detail.
This is a pamphlet for all those interested in obtaining a sensible workable and relatively quick introduction of Brexit.
Regardless of how you voted in the EU referendum this publication is a useful guide to the way forward for the negotiations that are currently under way.
It sets out a bold vision on how exiting the EU and even the single market and the customs union, can be turned into a successful advantage for Britain’s future development.
Furthermore, it looks into the World Trade Organization (WTO) especially in reference to the ‘Rules of Origin’
In conclusion it thinks that having a more liberal regulatory regime and tariff free access to the EU’s single market (reasons for tariff free explained), Britain will be able to become a regional value added production hub. Britain’s economy will therefore not only benefit from the additional bilateral trade with other territories but will also capture a number of benefits:-
1. Increased trade.
2. Increased freight and haulage through the UK as a pass through onto its final destination.
3. Increased assembly and manufacturing within the UK ( to meet the rules of origin that require a declaration to be made that at least partial reworking has occurred to the produce).
4. Increased economic activity and employment and the resulting fiscal benefits.
5. Increased use of a made in Britain mark makes the UK’s regulatory regime more internationally relevant.
After reading this report one can be in doubt that the UK is in a position to become a good neighbour to the EU instead of a thorn in its side. Therefore, allowing the EU to continue on its desired direction of ever-closer union with full political union and control of the economy of all its members.
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