We’ve had help answering this question from our friends at the Institute for Government.
‘Everything But Arms’ is a scheme that provides tariff free access to the EU customs union for products from places that the UN judges to be the “Least Developed Countries”. As the name suggests, it applies to everything but weapons. This is a unilateral scheme: meaning that the EU drops these tariffs without asking these countries to do the same in return.
This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on Brexit, answering your questions about Brexit and the latest negotiations between the UK and the EU.
With Brexit fast approaching, reliable information is crucial.
If you’re here, you probably care about honesty. You’d like to see our politicians get their facts straight, back up what they say with evidence, and correct their mistakes. You know that reliable information matters.
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