UK’s Javid: Frictionless trade with the European Union would be ‘over’

European Union's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said there will be no general global or permanent equivalence on financial services

The UK's Chancellor reacted to the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) warning that border checks on imports could cause fresh food supply problems.

There have been increasing concerns among City firms, compounded by a recent equivalence row in Switzerland, that the EU could revoke agreements at short notice, sometimes for political reasons, putting their ability to service European clients at risk. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.7230, up 0.13% as of 10:45 AM UTC.

Brussels has also made clear that if equivalence is granted for trading, clearing or other financial activities, its regulators would closely supervise United Kingdom rules to ensure it was staying aligned to those in the bloc.

"We've been clear there will be some changes but that can be done in a way that the sector. continues to thrive". "There will not be general, open-ended, ongoing equivalence in financial services", he told MEPs.

The remaining European Union member nations are still going over Barnier's proposals for a post-Brexit trade relationship with the UK.

He added that Britain should not be under the illusion the City of London's financial services will have preferential access.

The head of the Commission said the prime minister's Greenwich speech on free trade was "music to our ears", but she warned that an Australia-type deal, mentioned by Mr Johnson, did not exist.

At the same time, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned that Britain's big financial sector would lose its automatic right to operate in European Union countries, and checks would be carried out on British goods.

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"They also raise standards on a broad range of issues from labour rights to environmental and this is what makes us proud of them", she said.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen pointed out that even Australia wants a better trading relationship with the bloc than the one it now has.

The EU would "retain a free hand to take our own decisions".

Von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, told the Strasbourg parliament that the shortfall from Brexit would be around 75 billion Euros ($82 billion) over the seven-year period.

The UK prime minister set out his preference this month for a deal similar to the EU-Canada trade agreement, but said if that did not work out then trade would have to be based on World Trade Organization rules.

The EU has said that the closer the United Kingdom adheres to bloc rules, the closer the economic relationship between the two parties would be.

"We will no longer be rule-takers, but we remain committed to the highest worldwide standards of financial regulation and to shaping global rule-making".

"Brexit can not be business as usual", he told the MEPs.

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