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    THREAD. 1. EU does not accept Chequers Paper for several reasons

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    2.It would pick one freedom (goods) and not the three others which are integral part of the Single Market (SM)

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    3. It would give unbalanced advantages when services attached to sell of goods

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    4. It would also weaken the homogeneity and undermine the credibility of the SM for the following other reasons

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    5. SM implies for participating States to follow all EU rules, norms and standards for goods, they are not allowed to choose among them (Same for EEA)

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    6. There cannot be a « common rule book », unless it contains all and same pertinent EU rules adopted by EU legislative authorities : same level playing field for all

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    7. Identical interpretation of these rules is necessary and must be given for all by the EU Court of justice

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    8. It is therefore not acceptable that both National Courts and EU Court of justice may simply « take into account the relevant case law of the Courts of the other party »

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    9. Timely and correct implementation of these rules must be under surveillance of an independent authority (Commission in EU member States, Surveillance Authority in EEA/EFTA States)

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    10. These rules must prevail on laws of the participating States: the principle of primacy of EU law in EU member States.

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    11. As regards the EEA/EFTA States: « for cases of possible conflicts between implemented EEA rules and other statutory provisions, the EFTA States undertake ...

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    12. ...to introduce, if necessary, a statutory provision to the effect that EEA rules prevail in these cases » (protocol 35 EEA Agreement).

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