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No-deal Brexit would cost European firms up to $18 billion: UK trade minister

October 1, 2018 3:48 PM
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LONDON (Reuters) - European companies face potential tariffs of as much as 14 billion pounds ($18.28 billion) a year if the Britain and the European Union fail to reach a trade agreement, Britain’s trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday.

“If we got no agreement with the European Union that would be very harmful to European trade too. European businesses would have to pay tariffs to access the UK’s market, possibly to the tune of as much as 14 billion pounds a year,” Fox told BBC TV.

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