SIR - Brian Holmans argues that if we were to leave the EU exported goods would have to comply with certain European standards, without which they would not be accepted.

Furthermore the European Court of Justice (ECJ) had assisted in forming those rules and therefore we would still be under its jurisdiction while trading with the EU (T&A, May 8).

The above situation would hardly prove problematical as the UK already incorporates those standards of compliance, and adjudicating on trade matters is merely one part of the ECJ's remit.

More significantly, the ECJ decides whether member states apply EU law as required and is able demand compliance. Furthermore it stands as the most senior court, and above the UK's Supreme Court.

The UK would only successfully leave the EU when the jurisdiction of the ECJ is ended, and our Supreme Court becomes the highest court in the land. Complying with certain export standards is not being directly bound by the European Court, and to argue so is misleading .

Alec Suchi, Allerton Road, Bradford