19 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The European Parliament wants a close future EU-UK partnership, but will not approve an agreement without measures to ensure fair competition, or if the Withdrawal Agreement is not effectively implemented, Midlands North West MEP Mairead McGuinness stated this week. The Fine Gael representative, who holds the position of first Vice-President of the Parliament, said the EU and the UK had agreed in the Political Declaration to seek an economic partnership that involved zero tariffs and zero quotas Ms McGuinness pointed out that this was more than had been on offer in other EU free trade agreements, adding: “In recognition of this, and in light of the UK’s geographic proximity and close economic ties with the EU, the EU and UK also agreed that the deal would involve zero dumping – a levelplaying field, which means strong guarantees that the UK will not undercut…

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