UK can’t have EU market access without fair competition guarantees: Barnier
BRUSSELS: The European Union is ready to offer Britain “super preferential access” to its markets but this must come with strong fair competition guarantees, the bloc’s Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Wednesday.
Barnier told the European Parliament that Britain wants a trade deal similar to the bloc’s agreement with Canada after it leaves the single market and customs union at the end of this year, but this will not be possible.
This is because of Britain’s proximity to EU nations and also the much larger trade volumes it has with the EU than Canada, he said.” The UK says that it wants Canada. But the problem with that is that the UK is not Canada,” Barnier said. – Reuters