Trade

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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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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UK Department for International Trade and the UK Treasury release Brexit papers on future UK trade policy

The UK Government’s Department for International Trade has released a policy paper on ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’ in which it is seeking views on all aspects of its developing approach to the UK’s future trade policy.  Feedback … Continue reading

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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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