Free movement of Goods in the EU and Post Brexit Era

Goods Movement in The EU and Post Brexit


We live in a world of limitations and there is a lot of useless red tape when it comes to getting things done. The concept of state borders might be to protect the identity of certain values and cultural traditions. However, with an increasing overlap of interaction between people and the rapid growth in the usage of the internet, it might be necessary to find a better way to protect cultural values but a balance must be maintained between regulating certain traditional entities and the norms of equality to encourage the concept of free trade.


Thus in this context, the idea of free trade needs to be examined in greater detail as the world is moving towards new challenges but the desire for competitiveness and economic objectives needs to be understood in a wider scope.


The Role of Article 28


The formation of the European Union was considered to be a great idea which formed the basis of a single market and played a pivotal role in bringing the practice of free trade. The complexity of the having access to the EU comes in the form of internal market and the national laws of a state. The European Court of Justice (EJC) now known as the Court of Justice (CoJ) ensured the free movement of the goods and to this extent, The Treaty the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) under Article 28 provided sufficient guidance as to how to operate and move goods in a single market. However, the idea of harmonizing and freeing trade within the EU was not an easy task as on closer examination of the various member states which make up the EU it is easy to see the differing cultural, linguistic and national laws.


Post-Brexit Era


So the idea of bringing all the member states within the EU on the same platform was not an easy task, for instance, the United Kingdom did not even adopt the Euro as its national currency and now with the Brexit process starting, would this mean the breaking up of the EU?


The idea of EU’s free market concept was a positive idea but the dynamics of EU might change in the post-Brexit era and there would be a need to have a more internal robust system in place which helps to contribute to the trade of not just within the EU but also with the rest of the world. However, the continuation of free trade might not be easy and it would be important to examine the complexity of regulations.


The Post-Brexit era is not upon us and it is difficult to provide a judgment on the unknown variables which might influence the movement of goods within the EU.


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