Trade

UK Government releases new papers ahead of third round negotiations

Today the UK Government released two new position papers. The first paper outlines the UK’s proposals for the regulation of goods to ensure the availability of goods at the date of withdrawal, to avoid a potential cliff edge situation. This … Continue reading

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Frictionless Trade? UK-EU Customs Relations Post-Brexit

On 15 and 16 August 2017 the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for UK-EU customs relations post-Brexit.  The papers represent an important step forward as they set out the greatest detail to date as to the … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland and Ireland UK Government position paper released

Today the UK Government released a position paper setting out its proposals in relation to Northern Ireland and Ireland. Following on from negotiations with the EU in July, the UK Government’s paper addresses: upholding the Belfast (‘Good Friday’) Agreement; maintaining … Continue reading

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Future Customs Arrangement – UK Government makes its position clearer with policy paper

The UK Government has published the first position paper in a series. This paper outlines the UK Government’s proposals for a new customs arrangement that facilitates the freest and most frictionless trade possible in goods between the UK and the … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES RESPONSE ON THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SANCTIONS POST-BREXIT

The post below was first published on our Public International Law blog. On 2 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the public consultation on the UK’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions after the UK’s … Continue reading

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Where next for Brexit – Q&A

Formal Brexit negotiations are starting today. Whereas the EU is ready and keen to go, the UK elections have thrown a spanner in the works as far as the UK is concerned. The new Government's position on Brexit is far … Continue reading

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ECJ’S OPINION ON EU-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT COULD SMOOTH THE WAY FOR A POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL

The ECJ ruling has provided much needed clarity that EU officials have exclusive powers to negotiate international trade deals without ratification by national and regional parliaments. A move that could make it easier to strike a trade deal between the … Continue reading

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THE OBSTACLES TO CONCLUDING CETA AND LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA") is claimed to set the new "global standard" for future Free Trade Agreements ("FTAs") to be negotiated by the European Union ("EU", the "Union") and indeed the rest of the world. It … Continue reading

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Is it possible for a member state to leave the EU but retain full access to the internal market?

As an EU member state the UK is currently part of the EU internal market, which is one of the most advanced trade areas in the world and has been developed and extended since 1951. Originally referred to as the … Continue reading

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