Trade ‘frictions’ with UK inevitable after Brexit: EU guidelines

Brussels (AFP) – Britain must expect “frictions” in trade relations after Brexit despite its calls for a wide-ranging deal, draft negotiating guidelines produced by EU President Donald Tusk said Wednesday.

“Being outside the Customs Union and the Single Market will inevitably lead to frictions,” said the draft guidelines seen by AFP, which must now be approved by the remaining 27 member states.