EU says all British goods will be inspected next year

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EU says all British goods will be inspected next year
The European Union ‘s chief representative Michel Barnier, who negotiated future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, said in Brussels, Belgium on the 26th that the transition period for Britain ‘s “Brexit” is over. From New Year ‘s Day next year, all British goods entering the EU will be subject to customs inspection.  The EU and Britain are scheduled to start a new round of negotiations on future economic and trade relations on March 2.The two sides decided not to relax.Barnier extended his position while attending the European Parliament event on the 26th, saying that the EU will never assume the risk of damage to the European single market in order to reach an agreement with Britain.  [Border inspection “should wait”]Britain officially withdrew from the European Union on January 31, and the transition period ends on December 31, meaning that no matter whether the negotiations are successful or not, Britain-Europe trade relations will no longer “maintain the status quo” and Britain will no longer be subject to the EURegulations and no longer enjoy EU membership.  ”From January 1 next year, all British goods entering the European single market will be subject to customs inspection.He revealed that the three EU countries separated by the British Channel from the English Channel have each increased their customs inspection manpower, with 700 in France and 700 in the Netherlands and 400 in Belgium.  However, Barnier did not mention how the European Union will deal with the flow of people and goods between Ireland and Britain’s Northern Ireland.Whether the British-Irish border region can avoid the “hard border”, that is, the restoration of physical customs and border inspection facilities, has always been a major difficulty in Britain’s “Brexit” affairs.  Barnier reminded the British side not to violate the commitments on key issues such as the British-Irish border and the British-European diplomatic defense cooperation in the earlier “Brexit” negotiations, including ensuring a fair market environment for competition.  He reiterated that the European Union would not sign an agreement with the United Kingdom following the terms of the FTA signed between the European Union and Canada, because “the United Kingdom is not Canada”.  The British side hopes to follow the example of Canada’s possession and enjoy the convenience of EU market access in almost all areas of trade in goods.However, the EU insists that the United Kingdom and Canada are incomparable in terms of the volume of trade with the EU, integration, historical implication, geographical distance and potential influence on the European market.  [Ensure “fair competition”]According to European Commission data, British exports to the EU reached 197 billion euros in 2018, exceeding the combined exports of Canada, Japan, and South Korea to Europe by 125 billion euros.After the “Brexit” transition period, Britain will become the EU’s third largest trading partner.  Barnier said that the EU is willing to provide Britain 杭州桑拿网 with an “unprecedented” and “super concessional” alternative to market access, but it must ensure that Britain does not enjoy “unfair competitive advantages” in the EU market.  Reuters and other media interpreted that the most representative measure of the European Union is the symbol of the United Kingdom’s integration of overall economic strength and London’s financial center, becoming a “Singapore on the Thames”, not subject to EU environmental protection, employment, government subsidies, taxation and other fieldsRegulations restrict the signing of trade agreements with countries outside Europe under preferential conditions such as low tariffs, thereby reducing competition between EU substitute companies and British companies.  In the meantime, the EU hopes to closely monitor the implementation of the “rules of origin” to ensure that the UK exports to the EU in the future and enjoys “zero tariffs” and “zero emissions”. Substitute products that are not produced in other countries and are only assembled in the UK.(Shen Min) (Xinhua News Agency special feature)