the whole point of the discussion is that the EU recognise non member specific regulatory regime in certain areas and vice versa nothing more nothing less
Yes, and there's always a guillotine clause
attached to that, meaning the EU can and will immediately cut off that equivalence if it loses trust in the reliability of the associated certification regime.
But violating the equivalence to EU regulations is declared policy of Boris' government, so any equivalence agreement will require
him to retract his divergence intentions in that sector.
This is the crux of the matter where your delusions meet the cold, hard reality.
And the UK being primarily a service-based economy (and even more so with Brexit destroying most of what had been left of the UK car industry and various other sectors) equivalence
will be more important to the UK than ever before – trade agreeements do very little to enable service exports while the EU is increasingly becoming a harmonized market for services, too, but the UK will soon be on the outside looking in.
Meaning the UK will be increasingly dependent on not stepping on any of the tripwires connected to the inevitable guillotine clauses
governing any equivalence agreements.
So complex and costly certification regimes will become necessary to do the same business which had been almost effortless before Brexit, and any kind of meaningful divergence
can throw up complete roadblocks at any moment.
Sounds like a "great" situation Brexit is creating for the UK, while EU businesses just continue to work unimpeded, competing on the basis of the full benefits of EU membership.
, you are the one who continues to bring up regulations down the food chain (no pun intended) the whole point of regulatory equivalence is trust between both parties that they will abide by the rules of import/export of the food standards of that nation/union and give certification jurisdiction to the non EU member entities . Those nations that receive equivalence are recognised as trusted partners.
And Boris enjoys zero
trust on the EU side. Already having declared that divergence
from EU regulations will be the whole point of his entire strategy, he doesn't even start at just zero
, he's already under water right in the beginning!