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Barnier rules out ‘customs collection’ plan

[ July 27, 2018   //   ]

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has ruled out a plan for the UK to collect customs duties on its behalf, saying he would not delegate it to a non-member, the BBC reports.

However, Barnier and UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said progress had been made, although obstacles remained, and they were optimistic of reaching a deal in October.

The two have agreed to meet again in mid-August and then to continue weekly discussions to clear away remaining obstacles ahead of a final deal.