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    So the government has confirmed we will be going out of the single market and the EU customs union.

    So what is the best deal for the UK? The Norway EU deal?

    I read that if we stayed in the EU customs union we would not be able to create trade deals with any other countries.
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    Norway is in the single market.
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    (Original post by richard10012)
    I read that if we stayed in the EU customs union we would not be able to create trade deals with any other countries.
    Seems the penny of doom is starting to drop. We could stay inside the single market and enjoy access to the single market but would have to have unlimited immigration from Europe. Or we could stay in the customs market and have unlimited access to goods within the EU without tariff but wouldn't be able to negotiate foreign trade deals. Of course, if we stayed in either, we would no longer be able to influence them or the rules set by Europe.

    Or we could get ourselves shafted by leaving completely.
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    we're all doomed
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    (Original post by richard10012)
    So the government has confirmed we will be going out of the single market and the EU customs union.

    So what is the best deal for the UK? The Norway EU deal?

    I read that if we stayed in the EU customs union we would not be able to create trade deals with any other countries.
    Out of everything with a free trade deal.


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    Norway is in the single market.
    It's not that straightforward. In reality, Norway and the other EEA countries have a particular arrangement, which puts them at length from the EU in terms of (broadly speaking) farming and fishing, the customs union (in itself more convoluted than a simple 'in' or 'out') and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

    It's difficult to square that with the concept of being "in" the single market - in reality, the only people that are fully engaged with the single market are the EU countries. The rest are on a sliding scale.
 
 
 
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