Posted: 11/02/2018 at 16:13
Going back to Buttercup question . I don't normally reply on political questions but nobody try answered your question direct.
From what can gather if there is no deal whats so ever we will revert to WTO, going to WTO its more likely they will be less EU products available due to it being more expensive to buy food / drink from the EU than say USA or Brazil etc, something to do with the CAP the EU gives farmers and wealthy land owners in this country and other EU country's. It wont happen over night EU products will be still on the shelves after Bday it will be the consumers who will dictate whats on the shelves. For example a piece of pork costs £2 from New Zealand and a piece of pork cost £3 from Ireland which one are you most likely going to buy. If the UK signs a free trade deal with NZ the piece of pork will be even cheaper.
The Customs Union is a big debate at the moment, some what to stay other don't. If the UK stayed in the CU the piece of pork will have zero tariffs or low tariffs making it cheaper than the NZ pork, because the NZ pork will have full tariffs on it set by the EU, if the pork was imported anyway with full tariffs I think the EU takes a cut of any money made applying tariffs. you can't sign free trade agreement in a CU.
Unless the UK stayed in a CU I think what I said in the first paragraph may happen anyway but free trade agreements will apply with other country's for agricultural products.
A lot of car parts are patten made now ( copies ) unless you need a genuine part it may not make much difference cause the copy probably made in china.
I am not sure about what going to happen with the bulbs from Holland, I have noticed the price go up in the GC, I just bought less bulbs than I normally do. I probably save most of my tulips this year and see what happens, I get fresh ones every year.
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