Academics and experts questioned on the level playing field

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What role do level playing field provisions play in trade agreements, and how do they compare to the EUs approach to negotiations with the UK?

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  • What role do level playing field provisions play in trade agreements, and how do they compare to the EUs approach to negotiations with the UK?
  • The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will be exploring these and other questions with experts on international trade and labour standards.
  • The level playing field is emerging as a likely critical point in negotiations on the future relationship, with the Government and the Commission starting from opposite but equally strong positions.
  • The UK and EUs emerging negotiating positions on the level playing field appear to be at odds with each other.