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UK Trade with EU

Treasury written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether officials have visited the Sweden–Norway border to discuss with the governments of Sweden and Norway the impact of border arrangements on the passage and monitoring of goods across that border; and what conclusions they have drawn from their enquiries.

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

HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury officials visited the Sweden-Norway border in 2017, where border arrangements were discussed with Norwegian officials at a working level. The visit offered greater understanding of how the Norwegian facilitative regime operates outside of the customs union.

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