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Who bears the brunt of trade barriers with the EU?

Workers in certain manufacturing sectors are particularly exposed and could struggle to find jobs elsewhere

By Agnes Norris Keiller  

Photo: Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

With less than six months until the UK leaves the EU, what Brexit will mean for UK trade policy remains shrouded in uncertainty. While the government has stated it wishes trade between the UK and the EU to remain “as frictionless as possible,” it also aims to eventually leave both the customs union and the single market. Leaving these institutions will almost inevitably make it harder for firms in the UK to both import from, and export to, the EU. What has so…

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