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Yeah but it is more than a bilateral problem.

The UK government will not want to limit the importing of medical supplies, it will be the EU wanting to limit the exporting. So that is a border control problem for the EU, driven by commercial and philosophical goals related to trade.

But the lack of import barriers on the UK side will allow open season for fake drugs and any other goods from factories in the third world. That is a problem for the UK, but it is more than a commercial or philosophical goal, it is a practical matter of people dying from fake insulin or whatever.

So, maybe answering my own question, maybe it will be the UK that will find itself in the position of needing border management.

by asdf on Mon Jul 1st, 2019 at 02:59:03 PM EST
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