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Want to avoid border checks? Then full customs union membership is essential

The former head of customs procedures for the European Commission issues a stark warning

By Michael Lux  
You go your way and I'll go mine: the UK and the EU will need to make a deal on trade

You go your way and I'll go mine: the UK and the EU will need to make a deal on trade

With regard to customs formalities, there are only two options after Brexit: either the UK remains in the customs union with the European Union and in the single market, or it doesn’t. The first of these options eliminates the need of border formalities between the UK and the…

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