EU Relations APPG - The Case for Continued Customs Union Membership

Making an ideological choice to wrench Britain out of the EU’s Customs Union after Brexit would unilaterally surrender the best economic option for our country. It risks harming our economy by introducing tariffs and erecting non-tariff barriers to trade with our largest commercial partner and it risks imposing large amounts of new red tape on British businesses that import and export from Europe. It also puts the integrity of our borders at risk too, through the possibility of time-consuming customs checks that will cause gridlock at ports and the risk of a return to a hard border in Ireland.

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