Manufactured Goods: Rules of Origin

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to page 7 of the Political Declaration, whether the appropriate and modern rules of origin proposed will apply to UK manufactured goods being exported to the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The revised Political Declaration makes clear that a future ‘ambitious, broad, deep and flexible’ relationship will have a ‘comprehensive and balanced’ Free Trade Agreement at its core.

Any new Rules of Origin commitments will be a matter for future negotiations, but the Government will work with industry to ensure an outcome is reached that represents business interests across the UK.

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