Brexit: Michel Barnier briefs EU diplomats on UK trade deal
26 December 2020 | 9:00 am
If the 27 representatives of EU states approve, all that remains is for both the European and UK parliaments to ratify the agreement. The accord allows for the free flow of goods with zero tariffs and zero quotas.
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