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Relax: trade with Europe will continue just fine after Britain leaves the single market

A former Chair of Vote Leave, John Mills says panic at Britain’s future trading arrangements is overblown

By John Mills  

Photo: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

How much difference will Brexit make to Britain’s trade with the EU27? Most likely there will be some change but not nearly as much as some people fear.The most probable outcome to the current trade negotiations still seems to be a free trade agreement along the lines of CETA, the terms negotiated by the European Union with Canada. This would involve almost totally tariff-free trade on goods, including most agricultural products, but with rather greater limitations on services—much as at the moment.If we were outside the…

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