British Prime Minister: Britain will be ready to fail to reach a trade agreement with the EU
Original title: British Prime Minister: Britain will be prepared to fail to reach a trade agreement with the EU
London, October 16 (Reporter Wang Huihui) British Prime Minister Johnson stated on the 16th,Since the EU summit ruled out the possibility of reaching a comprehensive free trade agreement similar to the EU and Canada with the UK,Britain will be prepared to fail to reach an agreement with the EU.
Johnson made the above remarks after the leaders of EU countries held a meeting on the 15th to discuss the issue of Britain’s “Brexit”.He said,From the very beginning, the UK sought to reach a “Canada Model” free trade agreement with the EU.But this EU summit seems to have clearly excluded this model.Britain will be ready,Accept trade arrangements like Australia and the European Union.
Most trade between the EU and Australia follows the regulations of the World Trade Organization.But there are specific agreements for some products,Australia is also currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union.
Johnson once said,October 15th will be the deadline for the UK to reach a trade agreement with the EU.If no agreement can be reached by then,”Both parties should accept this fact.”Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in charge of Britain’s “Brexit” affairs, said:The negotiation is not over yet,The European side will work hard “until the last day”,He suggested that the British side continue the negotiations until the end of October.
According to the previous statement issued by Anglo-Europe,The negotiations between the two sides have made progress recently,But there are still “significant” differences,Especially in the field of fishery, level playing field and governance.The leaders of both sides instructed the chief negotiator to step up work,To try to bridge these differences.
Britain officially “Brexit” on January 31 this year,Then entered a transitional period of 11 months.If there is no trade agreement between Britain and Europe during the transition period,The bilateral trade will return to the WTO framework starting in 2021.Re-implement border inspections and customs duties.