Re: Gatt 24
Originally Posted by Bread
The free trade is more benefit (in terms of duties) to the EU than it is for the UK.
Why wouldn't they want this ?
Firstly the EU have been clear that the If the UK leaves the EU it cannot expect to have the same benefits as being a member. That includes tariffs free trading
You still seem to be clinging to the notion that they need us more than we need them. Yes they would like us to remain in the EU but if we leave they will protect their interests and foremost that is the unity and “4 freedoms” of the EU
As you frequently state, we buy more from them than they buy from us but post Brexit we will still be buying their products but we the public will be paying duty on those goods
Similarly the EU countries will be paying duty on the goods they buy from us but they buy less from us an the impact of tariffs on the populace will be lesser and may even be offset by s weaker pound
Both parties will no doubt source some goods elsewhere but unless the UK target tariffs To discourage EU imports and risk s trade war the current EU tariffs are very not good for certain industries particularly sheep farming and fishing
The EU also has the benefit of numerous trade agreements to source products elsewhere whilst we would have to initially rely on WTO