Re: Low regulatory alignment
Originally Posted by Banchory
Then why is industry up in arms?
If we raise the bar for say pharmaceuticals the unless The EU does the same they will not be able to sell them to us and they might just decide its not worth the additional cost for one market
What industry wants is regulatory alignment but that means following EU regulations and standards. Possibly a step too far for hard line Brexiteers
We already have better standards for (example) food than the EU. We exceed EU regulations in many areas already including workers rights. Same goes for pharma and medical device products (we invented a lot of them anyway incidentally) - it doesn't make us less competitive does it
You have no clue how standards work - according to you the EU regs are a race to the bottom because of cost... absolute nonsense
We already have regulatory alignment and always have. Check out what mutual recognition agreements are - the clue is in the name