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UK to apply five-year ‘sunset clause’ on rolled over FTAs in reintroduced Trade Bill
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UK to apply five-year ‘sunset clause’ on rolled over FTAs in reintroduced Trade Bill

The British government is to apply a five-year sunset clause to all former EU free trade agreements which are ‘rolled over’ into UK law, under new provisions tabled to parliament in London. Under the new draft UK trade bill, which was reintroduced to parliament on Thursday, the approval of both …

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 …

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 …

Updated: UK minister raises eyebrows with plan to impose tariffs on sub-standard food
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Updated: UK minister raises eyebrows with plan to impose tariffs on sub-standard food

The United Kingdom government’s approach to food standards in international trade was thrown into confusion today with comments by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers which appeared to advocate imposing tariffs on agri-food imports which did not meet basic British standards. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference – a high-profile gathering of …

UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit
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UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit

John Alty, a Department for International Trade senior official, announced that the British government would shortly adopt “transitional measures” to secure preferential access to the United Kingdom’s market for Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon in the event of a no-deal Brexit. These are countries with which the UK has …