25 August 2017
By Helen Kimberley and Josefine Crona
In a position paper published on Monday (21 August 2017), the UK Government has outlined its priorities for the upcoming negotiations in respect of the availability of goods and services following the UK's withdrawal from the EU in March 2019. This follows a position paper published by the European Commission in July relating to goods placed on the market before the withdrawal date.
Although the proposals do not consider a long term framework for goods and services, the paper hints at the UK's intentions for a future solution by acknowledging the mutual benefits of the longstanding trading relationship between the UK and the EU and emphasising the Government's objective of maintaining the "freest possible future economic relationship" based on the existing common regulatory system.
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