<p class="story-body-text story-content" id="story-continues-2">Under the proposal, Britain would quit the actual customs union, but seek to temporarily join an almost identical accord. That would allow the country to sign — but not put into effect — trade deals with other partners. (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-customs-arrangements-a-future-partnership-paper">Here’s the full text</a>.)</p> Advertisement
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The British government hopes the proposal will bring two years of stability for businesses post-Brexit, but there’s concern about additional red tape. Today, the government is set to unveil a plan for the delicate subject of the Irish border.