Author: Chris Horseman

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TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures

British businesses are facing a potentially challenging period of transition as Britain moves towards setting its own autonomous policy on trade remedies post-Brexit. A full set of measures to regulate and apply anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures will apply in the United Kingdom from January 2021 onwards, after the UK’s …

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UK tech industries seeking ‘gold standard’ for digital trade rules in new FTAs

The United Kingdom can play a big part in creating “a new gold standard in digital trade” after it leaves the EU, according to techUK, the industry body for the UK technology sector. Outside of the European Union, the UK can identify and reinforce best practice in opening up markets …

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Updated: UK minister raises eyebrows with plan to impose tariffs on sub-standard food

The United Kingdom government’s approach to food standards in international trade was thrown into confusion today with comments by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers which appeared to advocate imposing tariffs on agri-food imports which did not meet basic British standards. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference – a high-profile gathering of …

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UK businesses brace for legal uncertainty for their trade as early as Brexit Day 1

The United Kingdom is finding itself reliant on the goodwill of its trading partners around the world to ensure a smooth transition into its post-Brexit future when it formally leaves the Europen Union at the end of January. Legal basis for trading relationships during transition period less secure Although most …