William Dartmouth MEP, the UKIP Trade Spokesman, speaking today said; "The facts are clear, 'freedom of movement' is not currently required to access the Common Regulatory Zone, otherwise known as the Single Market.
"Exports to the EU in 2015 from 35 countries without "freedom of movement" amounted to over £1.3 billion, are the European Council and the European Commission now going to embargo all imports into the EU from all of those countries? None of whom have a free movement requirement?
Exports to the EU in 2015 from 35 countries without "freedom of movement"
|Country||Exports to the EU, in Goods (€ Billion)|
|United Arab Emirates*||9.379|
Memo: GDP of Australia in 2015: €1,395 billion
*Countries with which the EU does not currently have a Free Trade Agreement
Sources: European Commission; Trade Statistics – “Top Trading Partners” and CIA World Factbook