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Martin Cooper @mpc_1968
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1/ A few edits from last week's EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (Brexit : Customs Arrangements). 'I think we can't emphasise enough, that leaving the EU without a deal is one of the most ridiculous ideas I've ever heard.' @SamuelMarcLowe
2/ @jl_owen outlines some of the possible measures that the UK could try and adopt in the event of a no-deal outcome to keep trade moving. There are no silver bullets to put it mildly!
3/ How long would it take to get a new customs arrangement (like the Facilitated Customs Arrangement) in place, post Brexit? @jl_owen shares a few thoughts.
4/ @SamuelMarcLowe explains that without an effective tracking system for any new post Brexit customs arrangement the EU would be likely to reject it.
5/ 'Queues at the Turkish_EU border are legendary...' @SusanMorley2
6/ Really interesting point here made by @SusanMorley2 : 'Very few companies take up origin perf, b/c it's too hard...' & @SamuelMarcLowe gives the example of Airbus as to why EU wide supply chains are so important to maintain.
7/ @SamuelMarcLowe explains why having a trusted trader scheme to solve the NI_IRE border issue would possibly exclude/hit many small business traders. Cost of attaining AEO status often prohibitive.
8/ I'll fess up I had to find an explainer on AEOs to read. Here it is -…
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