#Rulesoforigin in these agreements are designed to ensure that only goods manufactured in Vietnam have preferential access to EU markets.
Customs controls matter, customs checks matter. They don’t need to be done at the border but they are needed.
As well as to protect the market from smuggling and dangerous goods.
EU FTA partners will want to ensure goods come from the EU and not GB
It can be streamlined and improved, sure, but all the formalities have been put in place for a reason.