JACOB Rees-Mogg is supporting calls to remove costly trade barriers to reduce costs for consumers.
New Brexit Opportunity Minister welcomed a report calling for the removal of regulatory – or non-tariff – barriers.
Mr Rees-Mogg said they were “the joy of protectionists and should be removed where possible”.
From next year, all EU Goods arriving in the UK are subject to a UKCA certification mark.
Such non-tariff barriers can add up to 20% more costs for imported goods.
Victoria Hewson, author of the Institute of Economic Affairs report, said their proposals would “strengthen the UK’s position as a free-trade country”.
“The UK has the opportunity to lead the world with a radical trade policy that recognizes rules, without reciprocity, starting with the EU,” she said.
“This will change UK trade policy, ensuring goods that emulate our standards can trade freely into the UK without unnecessary regulatory hurdles.”
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