UK Goverment to take preventive measures on border checks as virus hammers economy

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to hold talks with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and other top bloc officials by telephoning on Monday in a bid to end the dispute over trade talks.
The British government is undermining plans for a comprehensive cross-border inspection of goods from the European Union to reduce pressure on businesses not affected by the coronavirus epidemic, UK media reported on Friday.

The UK withdrew from the current 27-year explosion on January 31, but remains part of its single-market market with other economic sectors during the transition period that extends until the end of the year.The two sides are trying to negotiate a free trade agreement afterwards, but negotiations have emerged amid huge differences on key issues, from fishing rights to competition rules.The UK insists that it will not ask to extend the transition period, even if the two-year extension is allowed under the UK-EU divorce agreement.Many British businesses say that will leave them facing bad tax rates and red tires.

In February the UK government announced that goods from the EU would need to be scrutinized as well as customized declarations. However, the Times Times reported that Michael Gove, the chief minister responsible for Brexit arrangements, would announce a “reasonable and conducive” approach to cross border checks.The UK’s deployment to the EU is likely to face the bloc’s entry-level tests, however.The British economy has already contributed to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Economic performance dropped by 20.4 percent in April, which is the first full month after a nationwide shutdown to reduce the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 also postponed the British plans to have new customer centers and border officials in use by the end of the year. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to hold talks with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and other top bloc officials by telephoning on Monday in a bid to end the dispute over trade talks.

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