“No” to EU standards in exchange for an FTA, says Johnson

    150 150 ioana bere

    The UK Prime Minister Johnson started his speech on the future partnership UK-EU with a eulogy of free trade.

    He said the UK will not engage in a race to the bottom by undermining EU standards and engage in commercial, social and environmental dumping. However, he made clear the UK will not accept to take EU standards and rules in exchange for a free trade deal. He added the UK will maintain high standards without the compulsion of a treaty. The Prime Minister ended by saying the UK wants a free trade deal similar to Canada or even Australia (which is still under negotiation).

    The UK government published a written statement on the future negotiations, which makes clear the deal cannot include any regulatory alignment, any jurisdiction of the EU Court of Justice or supranational control in any area. In regard to competition, labour and environment policies, the government will not agree to go beyond what is typically included in a comprehensive free trade agreement.

    Video of Prime Minister Johnson
    Full statement of Prime Minister Johnson
    Written statement on UK-EU relations

    In order to facilitate the use of our website, we use cookies.

    Please confirm if you accept our tracking cookies. When declining the cookies, you can continue visiting the website without sending data to third party services. Read our complete cookie statement here.