UK minister says Brexit deal should keep away from new provide chain frictions

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s business minister mentioned the government understands the significance of avoiding friction within the automotive provide chain after Brexit, as ministers attempt to overcome variations as to what customs relationships Britain ought to have with the EU.

Britain’s Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark arrives for a Brexit subcommittee assembly at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

“I know… just how crucial it is that in the agreement that we reach with the European Union, that it respects the ability to continue those flourishing supply chain relationships by avoiding introducing new frictions,” Greg Clark mentioned on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to beat deep divisions in her cupboard over the character of Britain’s divorce with the EU and discover settlement on a customs proposal to take to Brexit talks in Brussels.

Asked about when ministers would resolve, Clark mentioned: “There’s a sub-committee of the cabinet that is looking at these things. There’s been no requirement to agree by tomorrow night or something like that. The work is going on.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas, modifying by Alistair Smout

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