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Britain insists that an agreement be reached to respect its regulatory autonomy and its status as an independent coastal state. Naomi Smith, CEO of the Best for Britain campaign, which previously campaigned against Brexit and is now calling for a close relationship between the two sides, said: “Without serious compromise, any trade deal signed will not be worth the paper on which it is written. By mid-October, it appeared that the negotiations had all but failed. In a press release issued after the European Council (Heads of Government) on 15 October,[65] the Council said that “progress on key issues of interest to the Union is still not sufficient to reach an agreement” and “calls on the United Kingdom to take the necessary steps to reach an agreement”. [66] The next day, the British government replied that there would be “no more trade and security negotiations if the EU did not adopt a fundamental change” and that the UK would prepare for trade under WTO terms. [67] “The trade negotiations are over – [the EU] effectively ended them yesterday by saying they did not want to change their negotiating position,” a spokesperson told the Guardian. [67] On the same day, the British negotiator Frost withdrew his invitation to Barnier for the tenth round of talks that would begin on 19 October in London,[68] but they will keep the channels of communication open. [68] After a week that theGuardian described as “theatricality,” negotiations resumed on 22 October. [69] In summary, on the state of the negotiations at the end of the month, the Financial Times journalist wrote that “those involved in the negotiations stated that intensive discussions in London earlier this week had made considerable progress in drafting the treaty text, but that real progress on the outstanding issues remained difficult to find.” [61] On 18 October, seventeen professional associations, including the Confederation of British Industry, intervened to push the parties to an urgent agreement: “From sectors ranging from the automotive industry to aviation, to the chemical industry, through the creative industries, agriculture and the food industry, to pharmaceuticals, the guarantee of a rapid agreement is of great importance for jobs and livelihoods.” [70] In addition to the more intransigent comments to the Commons Committee, Frost said: “We are not saying that there can be no level playing field…

All we are saying is that there must be provisions that are appropriate for a free trade agreement…¬†At the end of May, The Guardian reported that the European Parliament`s fisheries committee “threatened to veto any agreement that does not include a “balanced agreement” on Fishinq quotas. [38] The United Kingdom is awaiting an agreement on the Canadian model, while the EU considers the proximity and size of its trade, which subordinates Canadian-style trade agreements to the adoption of “playing playing” measures in the United Kingdom. [13] The main objective of the parties negotiating a free trade agreement is generally to achieve a substantial improvement in the trade conditions available to them, based on their WTO commitments, which serve as the basis for the discussions (see questions and answers on Brexit: WTO rules).