UK Trade with EU

Treasury written question – answered on 23rd May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs to businesses of (1) completing movement certificates, and (2) having those certificates stamped at borders, if the UK is in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

The Government is seeking a new customs arrangement that provides the most frictionless trade possible in goods between the UK and the EU.

The cost to businesses of any information requirements would depend on the precise nature of the arrangement.

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