February 5, 2018 / 5:39 PM / in 10 months

Britain offers two options for future customs ties with EU - May's spokesman

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend the European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - Two possible forms of future customs ties between Britain and the European Union are still on the table as the two sides start talks on their future relationship, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

May’s government has previously outlined measures for either a customs partnership or a highly streamlined customs arrangement.

The spokesman said Britain was still looking at both options, and no deadline for a decision on which one to pursue had been set.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper

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