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The UK's Future Relationship with the EU

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Beyond Brexit: The UK’s proposed future relationship with Europe

After repeated demands from both sides of the Channel, the UK Government has finally outlined its view of and aspirations for the future UK-EU trading relationship.

On 12 July 2018, the UK Government published the long-awaited White Paper and formally called for an ‘Association Agreement’ (or more accurately, a series of agreements) which would take the UK out of the Single Market and the Customs Union but would tie the UK to a ‘common rule book’ with the EU governing trade in goods.

Publication of the paper has generated heated political and industry reaction in both the UK and the EU27, but after months of political wrangling within Government, the UK finally has a position from which to negotiate.

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