UK/EU Papers

Key speeches and reports
UK legislation

Trade Bill
UK: First reading 17 July 2017


Customs Bill
UK: First reading 17 July 2017


Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
UK: First reading 11 October 2017


European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
UK: 26 June 2018


Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
UK: 25 July 2018


 

UK white papers
UK Government papers and our responses

Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU – position paper
UK: 26 June 2017
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Brexit and EU citizens' rights - UK publishes its proposals
HSF:
30 June 2017

UK Government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK
HSF: 24 October 2017


Privileges and immunities - position paper
UK: 13 July 2017

Privileges and immunities Government position paper – what you need to know
HSF: 17 July  2017


Nuclear materials and safeguards issues - position paper
UK: 13 July 2017
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Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings - position paper
UK: 13 July 2017
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UK clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgements post-Brexit
HSF: 23 August 2017


Future customs arrangements - a future partnership paper
UK: 15 August 2017
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Preparing for our future UK trade policy
UK: 9 October 2017
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Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes
UK: 9 October 2017
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Frictionless trade? UK-EU customs relations post-Brexit
HSF: 18 August 2017


Northern Ireland and Ireland - position paper
UK: 16 August 2017
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Confidentiality and access to documents - position paper
UK: 21 August 2017


Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK - position paper
UK: 21 August 2017


Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework - a future partnership paper
UK: 22 August 2017
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UK clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments post-Brexit
HSF: 23 August 2017


Enforcement and dispute resolution - a future partnership paper
UK: 23 August 2017

Enforcement and dispute resolution under the Withdrawal Agreement and any future relationship agreement: no role for the CJEU….or is there?
HSF: 24 August 2017


The exchange and protection of personal data - a future partnership paper
UK: 24 August 2017
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UK Government position paper on international transfer of data-key points
HSF: 31 August 2017


Collaboration on science and innovation - a future partnership paper
UK: 6 September 2017


Foreign policy, defence and development - a future partnership paper
UK: 12 September 2017

UK Government’s future partnership paper on foreign policy, defence and development: including proposals for co-operation on sanctions, cyber security, and the defence and security industries
HSF: 19 September 2017


Security, law enforcement and criminal justice – future partnership paper
UK: 18 September 2017
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Draft Text for Discussion: Implementation Period
UK: 21 February 2018
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Framework for the UK-EU: Security Partnership
UK: 9 May 2018


Framework for the UK-EU Partnership: Science, Research and Innovation
UK: 23 May 2018


Framework for the UK-EU Partnership: Data Protection
UK: 23 May 2018


Framework for the UK-EU Economic Partnership
UK: 24 May 2018


Framework for the UK-EU Partnership: Transport
UK: 7 June 2018


Framework for the UK-EU partnership: Company law (accounting and audit)
UK: 13 June 2018


Framework for the UK-EU partnership: Civil judicial cooperation
UK: 13 June 2018

UK technical papers
EU papers and our responses

EU European Council (Article 50) guidelines on Brexit negotiations
EU: 29 April 2017

EU European Council (Article 50) guidelines on Brexit negotiations
EU: 15 December 2017

EU European Council (Article 50) draft guidelines on Brexit negotiations
EU: 7 March 2018


Position paper transmitted to the EU27: essential principles on the financial settlement
EU: 24 May 2017

Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on the financial settlement
EU: 12 June 2017


Supplementary directives for the negotiation of an agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union
EU: 29 January 2018

Council Decision supplementing the Council Decision of 22 May 2017 authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an agreement setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union
EU: 22 January 2018


Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on citizens' rights
EU: 12 June 2017
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Brexit and EU citizens' rights - UK publishes its proposals
HSF:
30 June 2017

UK Government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK
HSF: 24 October 2017


Position paper transmitted to EU27 on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Governance
EU: 28 June 2017

Position paper on Governance
EU: 12 July 2017


Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Goods placed on the Market under Union law before the withdrawal date
EU: 28 June 2017


Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial matters
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Ongoing Union Judicial and Administrative Procedures
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Ongoing Union Judicial and Administrative Procedures
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Ongoing Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Ongoing Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Issues relating to the Functioning of the Union Institutions, Agencies and Bodies
EU: 28 June 2017


Position paper on Goods placed on the Market under Union law before the withdrawal date
EU: 12 July 2017


Position paper on Issues relating to the Functioning of the Union Institutions, Agencies and Bodies
EU: 12 July 2017


Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)
EU: 6 September 2017

Position paper on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)
EU: 20 September 2017

Commission paper on IPR post-Brexit highlights the importance of resolving key issues prior to withdrawal
HSF: 8 September 17


Position paper transmitted to EU27 on the Use of Data and Protection of Information Obtained or Processed before the Withdrawal Date
EU: 7 September 2017
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Position paper on the Use of Data and Protection of Information Obtained or Processed before the withdrawal date
EU: 21 September 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Customs related matters needed for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union
EU: 6 September 2017
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Position paper on Customs related matters needed for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union
20 September 2017
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Guiding principles transmitted to EU27 for the Dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland
EU: 6 September 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Public Procurement
EU: 6 September 2017

Position paper on On-going Public Procurement Procedures
EU: 20 September 2017

What future for public procurement regulation in the UK post-Brexit?
HSF: 11 October 2017


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Aviation"
EU: 17 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Fisheries"
EU: 17 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Governance"
EU: 19 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Security, Defence and Foreign Policy"
UK: 24 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Police & judicial cooperation in criminal matters"
EU: 29 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on framework for future relationship: "Level Playing Field"
EU: 31 January 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Services"
EU: 6 February 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "International Agreements"
EU: 6 February 2018


Position paper "Transitional Arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement"
EU: 7 February 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Transport"
EU: 21 February 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Regulatory issues"
EU: 21 February 2018


Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: "Mobility"
EU: 21 February 2018


Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Withdrawal Agreement)
EU: 15 March 2018


Topics for discussions on the future framework at forthcoming meetings
EU: 4 May 2018


Slide on the EU/UK Possible Framework for the Future Partnership Discussions
EU: 15 May 2018


Slide on customs controls
UK: 22 May 2018


Slides on UK technical note on temporary customs arrangements
EU: 11 June 2018


Slides on the involvement in the EU's space-related activities
EU: 13 June 2018


Slides on foreign, security and defence policy
EU: 15 June 2018


Slides on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
EU: 18 June 2018


Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Withdrawal Agreement)
EU and UK: 14 November 2018


Outline of the political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the Unite Kingdom
EU and UK: 14 November 2018


 

EU Brexit preparedness notices

Public procurement

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of public procurement
EU: 18 January 2018


Road transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom in the field of road transport
EU: 19 January 2018


Minimum level of training of seafarers and the mutual recognition of seafarer's certificates

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on the minimum level of training of seafarers and the mutual recognition of seafarer's certificates
EU: 19 January 2018


Air transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of air transport
EU: 19 January 2018


Biocidal products

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on biocidal products
EU: 23 January 2018


Mineral waters

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Directive 2009/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters
EU: 23 January 2018


Transporters of live animals, drivers and attendants

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules for authorisations and certificates for transporters of live animals, drivers and attendants
EU: 23 January 2018


Protection of animals at the time of killing

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on certificates of competence pursuant to the requirements of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing to slaughterhouse operators
EU: 23 Jan 2018

Notice to persons holding a certificate of competence pursuant to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the Protection of Animals at the time of slaughter, to slaughterhouse operators and fur farmers
EU: 21 Nov 2017


Genetically modified food and feed

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on genetically modified food and feed and the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment
EU: 23 January 2018


Zootechnical and genealogical conditions for the breeding, trade in and entry into the Union of purebred breeding animals, hybrid breeding pigs and the germinal product

Notice to breeders subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/1012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on zootechnical and genealogical conditions for the breeding, trade in and entry into the Union of purebred breeding animals, hybrid breeding pigs and the germinal product thereof
EU: 21 November 2018


Substances of human origin

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of substances of human origin (blood, tissue and cells, and organs)
EU: 23 January 2018


Food law

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU food law
EU: 1 February 2018


Customs and indirect taxation

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of customs and indirect taxation
EU: 30 January 2018


Plant protection products

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on plant protection products
EU: 23 January 2018

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union with regard to plant protection products and pesticide residues


Plant reproductive material

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of marketing of seeds and other plant reproductive propagation material
EU: 23 January 2018


Animal feed

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules on animal feed
EU: 23 January 2018

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) with regard to feed


Breeding animals

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of breeding animals
EU 23 January 2018


Trademark and community design

Notice to holders of and applicants for European trademarks pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union trade mark and to holders of and applicants for community designs pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community Designs
EU: 22 January 2018


Industrial products

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of industrial products
EU: 22 January 2018


Import/Export Licences for certain goods

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of import/export licences for certain goods
EU: 25 January 2018


Plant variety rights

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Union plant variety rights
EU: 23 January 2018

Annex to the above document
EU: 23 January 2018

Notice to holders of and applicants for European Union trade marks pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union trade mark and to holders of and applicants for Community designs pursuant to Regulation (EC) no 6/2002 on Community designs


Civil justice and private international law

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of civil justice and private international law
EU: 21 November 2017


Company law

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on company law
EU: 19 January 2018


Medicinal products for human and veterinary use

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of centrally authorised medicinal products for human and veterinary use
EU: 23 January 2018

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union with regard to the medicinal products for human and veterinary use within the framework of the Centralised Procedure
EU: 19 June 2018


Data protection

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and EU rules in the field of data protection
EU: 19 January 2018


Waste

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules for the use of the EU waste law
EU: 8 February 2018


Asset management

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of asset management
EU: 8 February 2018


Type approval of motor vehicles

Notice to Stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of type-approval of motor vehicles
EU: 8 February 2018


Credit rating agencies

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of credit rating agencies
EU: 8 February 2018


Markets in financial instruments

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of markets in financial instruments
EU: 8 February 2018


Insurance/Reinsurance

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of insurance/reinsurance
EU: 8 February 2018


Banking and payment services

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of banking and payment services
EU: 8 February 2018


Statutory audit

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of statutory audit
EU: 8 February 2018


EU Ecolabel

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules for the use of EU Ecolabel
EU: 8 February 2018


Post-trade financial services

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of post-trade financial services
EU: 8 February 2018


Rail transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of rail transport
EU: 27 February 2018


Maritime transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of maritime transport
EU: 27 February 2018


Animal health and welfare and public health

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on animal health and welfare and public health related to the movement of live animals
EU: 27 February 2018


Consumer protection and passenger rights

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on consumer protection and passenger rights
EU: 27 February 2018


Inland waterways

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of inland waterways
EU: 7 March 2018


Trade in protected species

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on trade in protected species wild fauna and flora
EU: 7 March 2018


Electronic commerce and net neutrality

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU legislation in the field of electronic commerce and net neutrality
EU: 7 March 2018


Guarantees of origin of electricity from renewable energy sources

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of guarantees of origin of electricity from renewable energy sources
EU: 7 March 2018


Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
EU: 8 March 2018


Electronic communications

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the fields of electronic communications
EU: 12 March 2018


Security of network and information system

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the fields of security of network and information systems
EU: 12 March 2018


Audiovisual media services

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of audiovisual media services
EU: 19 March 2018


Geo-blocking

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU legislation in the field of geo-blocking
EU: 21 March 2018


Illegal logging and associated trade

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of illegal logging and associated trade
EU: 21 March 2018


Plant health

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on plant health
EU: 21 March 2018


Electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU legislation in the field of electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions
EU: 21 March 2018


Euroatom

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Euratom
EU: 28 March 2018


Ship recycling

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation
EU: 28 March 2018


Copyright

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of copyright
EU: 28 March 2018


Information and consultation of workers

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of information and consultation of workers at transnational level
EU: 28 March 2018


Type-approval of certain vehicles and engines

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of type-approval of certain vehicles and engines
EU: 28 March 2018


".eu" Domain names

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .eu domain names
EU: 28 March 2018


Fisheries and aquaculture

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on fisheries and aquaculture
EU: 9 April 2018


European Citizens' Initiative

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of the European Citizens' Initiative
EU: 13 April 2018


Aviation safety

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU aviation safety rules
EU: 13 April 2018


Supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products and plant protection products

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU legislation in the field of supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products and plant protection products
EU: 27 April 2018


Internal Energy Market

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and the internal energy market
EU: 27 April 2018


Institutions for occupational retirement provision

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of institutions for occupational retirement provision
EU: 27 April 2018


Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of customs enforcement of intellectual property rights
EU: 4 June 2018


Preferential origin of goods (customs and external trade)

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of customs and external trade
EU: 4 June 2018


Professional qualifications

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and the EU rules in the field of regulated professions and the recognition of professional qualifications
EU: 21 June 2018


Industrial security

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of industrial security
EU: 5 July 2018


Aviation and maritime security

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of aviation security and maritime security
EU: 5 July 2018


 

Information released from the EU agencies and bodies

European Chemicals Agency

UK withdrawal from the EU - Advice to companies/Q&As


European Medicines Agency

Practical guidance for procedures related to Brexit for medicinal products for human and veterinary use within the framework of the centralised procedure

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union with regard to the medicinal products for human and veterinary use within the framework of the Centralised Procedure

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of centrally authorised medicinal products for human and veterinary use


European Central Bank

Brexit: an ECB supervision perspective

Procedures for the relocation of banks to the euro area in the context of Brexit


European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Opinion on service continuity in insurance in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Opinion on supervisory convergence in light of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union


European Banking Authority

Opinion of the European Banking Authority on issues related to the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union


European Securities and Markets Authority

General principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union


Heads of Medicines Agency

Human Use

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of national authorised medicinal products for human use

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union with regard to national authorised medicinal products for human use

Veterinary Use

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of national authorised medicinal products for veterinary use

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union with regard to national authorised medicinal products for veterinary use