According to a media report, the British government wants to cancel up to 90 percent of import duties in the event of a disorderly exit from the EU („hard Brexit“).
The surcharges would continue among cars, beef, lamb and some textiles, Sky News reported yesterday, citing government circles.
The government of Prime Minister Theresa May wants to publish the details if the parliament should reject their Brexit agreement negotiated with the EU next week.
Hours of conversation in Brussels
Meanwhile, British officials once again spent hours in Brussels. Undergoing EU Minister Stephen Barclay and British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier for negotiations and then a working dinner.
Details about the course did not reach the outside for the time being. A breakthrough had not been anticipated in advance. In the struggle for a regulated EU exit from Great Britain, time is running out. Under the current plan, the UK will leave the EU on 29 March.
However, a withdrawal agreement agreed between May and the other 27 EU member states meets with fierce opposition in the London parliament.