EU Commission to ‘carefully’ study UK customs proposal
Commission welcomes position papers as a ‘positive step’ toward Brexit negotiations
The EU Commission said it would only address the post-Brexit relationship once sufficient progress had been made on the divorce.
The Commission added it would only address the post-Brexit relationship once sufficient progress had been made on the divorce.
“We see the UK’s publication of a series of position papers as a positive step towards now really starting phase one of the negotiations.
“The clock is ticking and this will allow us to make progress,” a spokesman for the Commission said.
The Commission was responding to a position paper published by Britain in which it proposed setting up an interim customs union but also wants the right to negotiate other trade deals.