What is Phase 2 in the Article 50 negotiations?

This phase aims to establish the overall framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Both sides have indicated, based on the UK’s desire to leave the single market and customs union, that they will work towards a wide-ranging free-trade agreement during this phase. However, this will only be a political agreement; no formal Treaty or trade deal can be e concluded until the UK is no longer a member of the EU.

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