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UK Trade With EU: Inspections

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Paragraph 4, page 92 Draft UK Negotiating Document, what estimate he has made of the volume of physical inspections that will be carried out.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General

The article precludes the use of mandatory pre-shipment inspections. Beyond that, it will be up to the UK and the EU – and predominantly businesses - to determine what level of inspections they want to undertake on products prior to export.

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