EU External Affairs Sub-Committee

Brexit: customs arrangements inquiry

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Report published 20 September 2018. Awaiting Government Response and debate.

Report published

The EU External Affairs report examines the Government' Chequers proposals for a Facilitated Customs Arrangement (FCA) and the customs challenges under 'no deal'. The report finds that under the FCA, UK importers would face an administration cost of £700 million per year – a fraction of the annual £18 billion 'no deal' cost to UK traders. However, the  FCA raises a number of significant questions that need to be resolved for it to be workable and acceptable to the EU.

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