Cool EU reaction to British customs paper

British government publishes first in series of Brexit proposals

15th August, 2017
David Davis says aim is to avoid 'cliff-edge' Brexit. Pic: Getty

The British government has published the first in a series of papers setting out its proposals on various aspects of Brexit ahead of the resumption of negotiations with the EU.

Today's paper covers proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU and interim arrangements. It makes clear, however, that Britain wants to pursue an independent trade policy after Brexit.

Brexit secretary David Davis said the plans were aimed at avoiding a 'cliff-edge' for businesses...

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