May 3, 2018 / 8:48 AM / in 10 months

No surprise future customs plans with EU are taking time - Davis

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis arrives for a Brexit subcommittee meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - There should be no surprise that it is taking time to decide on a future customs arrangement with the European Union, Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s so-called Brexit war cabinet met on Wednesday and has yet to decide on a proposal for future customs arrangements that will prevent a return to the hard border with EU member Ireland.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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