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Give us a free trade deal before 2021 or you'll face tariffs, Boris Johnson warns Brussels – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Give us a free trade deal before 2021 or you'll face tariffs, Boris Johnson warns Brussels – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk
            

Give us a free trade deal before 2021 or you’ll face tariffs on wine and cheese, Boris Johnson warns Brussels

  • Boris Johnson to ‘make it clear ‘To EU Britain seeks Canada-style free trade deal
  • The PM is also expected to rule out continuing with the EU’s state aid regime
  • Downing Street said UK would not accept European Court of Justice oversight
  • By Political Editor For The Daily Mail

    Published: 25: (EST,) (January)

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    Brussels is to be warned that EU exports to the UK will face tariffs unless a free trade deal is agreed by the end of this year.

    In a major speech on Monday, Boris Johnson will set out his negotiating aims for trade talks, which are expected to begin next month . Downing Street said yesterday that the PM was’ clear that we are seeking a Canada – style free trade deal ‘- in which most goods traded between the EU and UK would be duty free – and woul d not extend the Brexit transition period beyond the end of this year.

    The EU has warned that there is not enough time to agree a comprehensive free trade deal by the end of the year, and suggested that the Brexit transition period should be extended. But Mr Johnson will reject this on Monday. He is pictured above at a Cabinet meeting in Sunderland

    Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said this would mean the UK taking full control of its laws, including the right to diverge from EU regulations.

    He also confirmed this was likely to mean the introduction of some customs and regulatory checks on exports and imports. This could mean tariffs on goods such as German cars, French cheese and Italian wines.

    ‘We want trade to be as frictionless as possible, ‘he said,’ but the EU is clear – you can only have fully frictionless trade if you accept all of their rules. If you accept all their laws, you are subordinate to their judges, you are subordinate to their political structures.

    Cabinet Minister Michael Gove (pictured above arriving in Sunderland yesterday) said this would mean the UK taking full control of its laws, including the right to diverge from EU regulations

    ‘We voted to be independent. Now, we want to have as close as possible a relationship with the EU, and the approach that we want to take is built on the relationship that they have with Canada. That means we want to have a relationship where there are ultimately no tariffs, no quotas on our trade, but there will be some regulations that will differ in Britain. We will do things in a way which is better for our economy. ‘ Johnson is also expected to rule out continuing with the EU’s state aid regime, which limits the support that governments can give to struggling domestic industries. And Downing Street also said the UK would not accept any oversight from the European Court of Justice, which Brussels wants to police the final trade deal. A No spokesman said: ‘We will have control of our laws.’

    The EU has warned that there is not enough time to agree a comprehensive free trade deal by the end of the year, and suggested that the Brexit transition period should be extended. But Mr Johnson will reject this on Monday, and warn the EU that failure to agree a deal by the end of the year would mean slapping tariffs on many popular EU goods, which could lower demand by raising prices.

    The Prime Minister is also expected to rule out EU demands for access to the UK’s fishing waters.

    France is seeking a 45 – year guarantee for trawlers, and Brussels has suggested it will limit EU access for the UK’s lucrative financial services sector unless the Government caves in to its demands.

    But when asked if Britain was willing to trade fishing access, Mr Gove said: ‘No. We will be an independent coastal state. If people want to fish in our waters, we will decide. ‘

    European Council president Charles Michel warned yesterday that Mr Johnson’s negotiating red lines were likely to mean significant barriers to access for British exporters.

    He added: ‘The more the UK will diverge from EU standards, the less access to the single market they will have.’

    Downing Street said yesterday that the PM was’ clear that we are seeking a Canada-style free trade deal ‘- in which most goods traded between the EU and UK would be duty free – and would not extend the Brexit transition period beyond the end of this year. Brexit supporters are pictured above in Westminster celebrating Britain’s departure from the EU

                

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