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You are not a true Brexit geek until you know about “extended cumulation”

With the quantity of trade at stake, such terms should not be the sole preserve of customs specialists

By Anna Jerzewska   

Photo: : Daniel Reinhardt/DPA/PA Images

Those working on Brexit now know more about “rules of origin” than we ever thought we would. For trade negotiators, they are one of the most contentious areas in talks, although to be fair, there is stiff competition in that category. For companies, rules of origin are one of the most crucial areas of customs which determine whether they can trade under the lower tariffs provided by a trade agreement. A favourite topic for many trade wonks, for those who follow the news “RoOs” is…

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