Britain’s “no-deal Brexit” preparations are getting better
The British minister in charge of the “Brexit” trade relations negotiations, Michael Gove, said on the 18th,Although he does not want to see a “no-deal Brexit”,But Britain is increasingly ready to accept this situation.
Gove wrote in the Sunday Times,Said that if one must choose between binding the UK-Europe relationship indefinitely and the UK being able to determine its own future,The answer is clear.”Leaving with an arrangement like Australia is the result of our growing readiness to accept.”
Most of the trade between the EU and Australia follows World Trade Organization regulations.But there are specific agreements for some products.Australia is negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union.In the eyes of critics,The so-called trade arrangement similar to Australia,It is actually a “no-deal Brexit.”
Gove wrote,If Britain and Europe want to reach an agreement,The EU must make fundamental changes from attitudes to policies,Let everything get back on track.however,The differences remain,The just concluded EU summit “actually ended trade negotiations.”
This statement is similar to that of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Johnson said on the 16th,Britain seeks to reach a “Canada Model” free trade agreement with the European Union,But the EU summit seems to explicitly exclude this model,Britain will be ready,Accept trade arrangements like Australia and the European Union.
Britain officially “Brexit” on January 31 this year,Then entered a transitional period of 11 months.If Britain and Europe did not reach a trade agreement during the transition period,The bilateral trade will return to the WTO framework starting in 2021.Re-implement border inspections and customs duties.
According to Gove’s previous statement,The UK is committed to reaching an agreement with the European Union,But it will not be “kidnapped.”
British “Sunday Telegraph” reported,British Secretary of Commerce Alok Sharma seeks to inject capital from the Ministry of Finance,To help companies survive the predicament caused by the “no-deal Brexit”.
Over 70 business groups representing more than 7 million workers in the UK issued a joint statement on the 18th.Call on the British government to return to the negotiating table,Avoid “no-deal Brexit”.(Chen Lixi)[Micro Feature]