The second phase of Brexit negotiations – what can be expected
The EU Summit in Brussels concluded with an important decision for the future of Brexit.
Brexit and WTO – first steps
After five rounds of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU, the parties are yet to start discussions concerning their future trade relationship.
Analysing the UK’s new and independent trade policy with non-EU countries
On 9 October 2017 the UK Government published a paper: “Preparing for our future UK trade Policy” in which it reiterates three strategic objectives for its future relationship with the EU.
A transitional period will not solve the Brexit puzzle
The fourth round of Brexit negotiations is about to start and the UK wants to move to the next phase to focus on the terms of the new relationship.
Theresa May delivers Brexit speech in Florence
Theresa May has today delivered an important speech on Brexit. Following limited progress, the Prime Minister’s speech marks an attempt to try to break the deadlock in negotiations between the UK and the EU.
Alphabet soup: explaining the different arbitration mechanisms proposed by the UK Government for resolving UK-EU disputes
On August 23, the UK Government published a negotiating paper setting out various options for the dispute resolution mechanisms in (and the enforcement of) future bilateral agreements with the EU.
UK Government’s position paper on the subject of the Irish border
The UK has published its latest position paper relating to its Brexit negotiations with the EU, this time on the issue of Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Brexit and a new customs arrangement between the UK and the EU
The UK published yesterday a paper on “Future Customs Arrangements” with the EU, as part of a series of papers that will provide the Government’s vision for the “new, deep and special partnership” with the EU.
Legal implications of Brexit: Customs Union, Internal Market Acquis for Goods and Services, Consumer Protection Law, Public Procurement
A policy department of the European Parliament has published a study on the legal implications of Brexit.
The MFN clause as a challenge to a bold and ambitious UK-EU FTA
What impact could Brexit have on protections available to foreign direct investors?
One of the many questions raised by the UK’s pending withdrawal from the EU is what impact Brexit will have on protections afforded to foreign direct investments in the UK and overseas.
Trade Committee states that the Government is still unclear on trade after Brexit
The House of Commons’ International Trade Committee has published its first report identifying certain issues that it believes the Government should resolve as it prepares to trigger Brexit negotiations.
The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force
On the 22 February the World Trade Organization (WTO) welcomed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the only WTO multilateral agreement that has been concluded since 1995.
The UK retaking its membership in the WTO
Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the UK Government has stated in the Brexit White Paper that it will establish its own schedules for trade in goods and services at the WTO .
Can a UK-EU trade deal be negotiated in two years?
As the British Prime Minister stated and as was reiterated in the Government’s White Paper, the UK is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive FTA with the EU, as part of a new strategic partnership...
The Article 50 Bill and the Government’s Brexit White Paper
Following the recent Supreme Court decision, the Government published the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which, if passed by Parliament, will provide the required authorisation.
What kind of transitional arrangement might work for Brexit?
The Prime Minister stated in her Brexit speech on January 17 that the UK will work to negotiate a bespoke Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU.
Theresa May sets out Brexit vision
Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, delivered a much anticipated speech setting out the UK Government’s priorities for Brexit.
UK sanctions and export controls: impact of Brexit?
Brexit: Impact and opportunities for Africa
Signed, sealed and in the mail: What CETA’s signature means for transatlantic trade
Trade finance – is it business as usual?
Since the UK referendum, there has been little impact on the trade finance market. Trade finance is typically short term, matching trade flows that are actually occurring.