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Post-Brexit trade in goods explored with ministers

8 February 2017

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds an evidence session with Lord Bridges of Headley MBE and Lord Price CVO as part of its inquiry 'Brexit: future trade in goods between the UK and the EU'.


Wednesday 8 February, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.15am

  • Lord Bridges of Headley MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU; and
  • Lord Price CVO, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

Likely questions

  • On 17 January, the Prime Minister proposed "a customs agreement" with the EU. What might be the content of such an agreement?
  • Will the UK seek to remain part of the European Medicines Agency, the European Aviation Safety Agency, or other such agencies after Brexit?
  • The European Union Committee's report, Brexit: the options for trade, concluded that it is unlikely that the UK and the EU will be able to agree on an FTA within the two years of withdrawal negotiations. What is the basis for the Government's view that this can indeed be achieved?
  • How does the Prime Minister's proposed "phased process of implementation" differ from a "transitional arrangement"?


The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee is conducting an inquiry into trade in goods after Brexit. It has taken evidence from a range of sectors and is now taking evidence from the Government to complete the inquiry.

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