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THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN FEBRUARY 2018

The latest in our View from Brussels commentaries on the Brexit negotiations examines one of the contradictions in the EU’s negotiating position – the inconsistency between refusing to negotiate the future relationship until the UK has left the EU while … Continue reading

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The UK’s access to the EU’s preferential trade arrangements

There is much current discussion about the application of the EU’s current preferential trade agreements to the UK post-Brexit, both during and after a transition period. The attached briefing considers a number of issues this raises, including the potential to roll-over … Continue reading

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THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN JANUARY 2018

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a regular view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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New Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill introduced in UK Parliament

The UK Government introduced the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, previously known as the Customs Bill, to Parliament yesterday, in order to provide for the creation of a standalone UK customs regime. Negotiations between the UK and the EU are still … Continue reading

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New Trade Bill published

The UK Government has published a new Trade Bill which aims to ensure that the UK has the necessary tools in place to operate its own trade policy once it leaves the EU.  The Bill includes provisions for the UK … Continue reading

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The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in October

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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We submitted written evidence to the House of Lords on impact of Brexit on UK competition policy

Herbert Smith Freehills’ have submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Internal Market Sub-Committee in its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK competition policy.  In this submission, we focus on the questions posed in the call for … Continue reading

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Comments on the UK’s Customs and Trade Brexit Policy Papers Published in October 2017

On 10 October 2017, the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for the UK’s trade and customs policy post-Brexit: “Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes” and “Preparing for our future UK … Continue reading

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What future for public procurement regulation in the UK post-Brexit?

The extent to which the UK Government will eventually be free to modify or even repeal the regulations on public procurement, post-Brexit, will depend largely on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK Government, as … Continue reading

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