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British gov’t approves Brexit amendments – spokesman

The British government approved amendments on a draft custom law that will enter force once the country leaves the European Union (EU), a spokesman said Monday.

The government approved four amendments to the draft custom law, which was proposed by the Conservatives who seek complete Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said in a statement.

He added Britain, according to proposals, would not levy duties on behalf of the EU and would not approve a transitional custom system if Brexit negotiations failed to establish a comprehensive custom regime.

Britain will not place border barriers with Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland thus keep London out of the VAT system of the EU, he said.

The proposals will not allow the British government to join a new EU custom union unless supported by a legislation by the House of Commons.

Source: Kuwait News Agency