In a speech in Vienna, he vowed to ensure trade with the EU remained as “frictionless as possible” after the split.
The Tory MP told Austrian business leaders the commitment offered a “clear road” into talks with the other member states, who fear Britain might undercut the EU in the future to make more money.
But Labour slammed his comments, claiming his assurance the UK would not lead a “race to the bottom” outside the EU was not “worth the paper it is written on”.
Mr Davis said: “I know that for one reason or another there are some people who have sought to question that these are really our intentions.
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FURY ROAD: David Davis said Brexit would not lead to a Mad Max-style dystopia
AIMING FOR THE TOP: Davis said there would not be a race to the bottom
“They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom.”
"They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom, with a Mad Max world borrowed from dystopian fiction.
“These fears about a race to the bottom are based on nothing.”
The Mad Max movie franchise sees the title character depicted as a hero tackling social and economic ruin in a post-apocalyptic Australia.
Britain is due to break from the EU after March next year.
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1. Scary Movie
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3. Apocalypse Now
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9. The Departed
10. The Long Goodbye
11. Groundhog Day
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