Pros and cons of customs union membership

Press quote (Financial Times)
Sam Lowe
03 April 2019

Sam Lowe, a leading trade expert at the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, says Brexiters’ objections are overstated, since there are far more barriers to trade than tariffs, which in many cases are already low. “Being in a customs union would place no constraints on the UK’s ability to negotiate in the areas of services, intellectual property, public procurement, data and regulatory barriers to trade in goods,” he says.