Brexit & UK trade

TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures
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TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures

British businesses are facing a potentially challenging period of transition as Britain moves towards setting its own autonomous policy on trade remedies post-Brexit. A full set of measures to regulate and apply anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures will apply in the United Kingdom from January 2021 onwards, after the UK’s …

EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved
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EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved

The European Union’s largest business umbrella group released its position paper on the coming negotiations with the United Kingdom on their future economic relationship this week. The move comes only days after the European Commission released a draft mandate for member states to sign off ahead of formal negotiations due …

UK food industry calls for tailored rules of origin ahead of trade talks with EU
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UK food industry calls for tailored rules of origin ahead of trade talks with EU

Any new United Kingdom free trade agreements which offers zero tariffs on trade will be “worthless” in the absence of adequate rules of origin which take account of sector-specific needs, the UK government has been warned. In a policy paper published this week, the UK Food and Drink Federation – …

Post Brexit: Services sector sounds alarm as Commission signals GATS-only deal in 2021
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Post Brexit: Services sector sounds alarm as Commission signals GATS-only deal in 2021

Businesses in the services sector have written to both the UK government and the European Commission urging them not to neglect the sector in the forthcoming free trade agreement negotiations, amid growing signs that neither party is currently prioritising a sector which accounts for around three-quarters of the European economy. …

The UK government has confirmed it will retain the EU’s Everything But Arms scheme after Brexit
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Devolved administration votes signal continued disagreements over London’s Brexit strategy

The United Kingdom is rushing towards completion of the legislative procedures needed to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement and formalise the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of January. There is no longer any doubt that the legislation will be approved by the end-month deadline given  the comfortable 80-seat …