“The UK-EU trade deal will not be an ordinary one”

According to Pascal Lamy, the next UK-EU trade deal might take less time to conclude than traditional trade deals. He explains that “ordinary deals are about reducing obstacles to trade to get more open trade, [but] this one will be very different and probably easier because we will do exactly the reverse”. In fact, in this case, “we start from a level playing field” and the time to reach a conclusion will depend on how much “the UK will want to diverge” from existing legislation.


From minute 1:21:10 to 1:23:32.