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Old 23.01.2020, 19:09
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I suppose either the other markets they sell into have equivalent or lower than EU standards in which case they can sell one EU version of the product worldwide, or, the other markets demand higher than EU standards and either they make two versions (one inferior EU and one superior worldwide) or more likely one version to the highest standard which satisfies the EU and the RoW.

It's quite difficult to generalize accurately - would be better if you set forth some examples.

The Brexiteers' irony of course is, that for many products, the EU standards will be the highest in the world, so despite leaving the EU, we'll still be beholden to their standards; so not taking back any control.
Even within the EU there are many standards.

Take cars as an example:
- LHD or RHD
- Language versions
- Cold and warm climate versions

It's actually mostly a matter of good product design to manage this cost-efficiently.
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