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Post-Brexit free trade deal: EU eyes Canadian model to retain UK

Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out staying in the EU single market, with its obligations of free migration, EU budget payments and obeying EU courts

Reuters  |  BRUSSELS 

The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters. Chief negotiator Michel Barnier has long cited the Canadian example, and since EU leaders agreed last month to ready negotiations on the future relationship with the UK, the 27 states have looked closely at the Canadian trade deal as a model, given British demands, EU diplomats said. Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out staying in the EU single market, with its obligations of ...

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 11:23 IST
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