Brexit: ‘Basic questions unanswered’ on Swiss trade deal



Joe Miller | BBC

Ministers must clarify the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with Switzerland and up to 70 non-EU countries, a Commons committee chairman has said.

SNP MP Angus MacNeil said the “most basic questions” about the relationship remained unanswered.

Last month, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox announced a deal to allow British and Swiss businesses to continue trading freely after Brexit.

The deal matches current arrangements “as far as possible”, ministers say.

Mr. MacNeil, chairman of the international trade committee, raises the prospect that the freedom of movement of people – which is currently a condition of the deal between the EU and Switzerland – would have to be accepted by the UK.

As reported by BBC here.