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... is trusting the UK (not) to implement customs control in an efficient and "frictionless" way.

EU warns UK again to recoup €2.7 billion China fraud bill

The European Commission today warned the U.K. for the second time to recover €2.7 billion in lost EU revenue stemming from the country's failure to stop a massive fraud network that allowed cheap Chinese goods to flood into Europe.

The Commission's warning is the next stage in the bloc's formal infringement procedure and follows up on findings from the EU's anti-fraud office OLAF that British customs played a central role by repeatedly ignoring warnings to take action over Chinese textiles and footwear entering the EU at a fraction of their cost of production.

Oh, and the cherry on May's cake: The UK has two months to act or the case could be referred to the EU's Court of Justice.
by Bernard on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 09:10:55 PM EST

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