Author: Chris Horseman

Northern Ireland

EU and UK face talks over Northern Ireland flexibilities following Gove letter and vaccine row

The EU’s vice-president Maroŝ Šefčovič will travel to London next week for talks with the UK government to discuss six key demands London made on the implementation of the Withrawal Agreement’s Northern Ireland Protocol that would involve extending key deadlines for trade facilitations relating to Northern Ireland. The UK government …

UK WTO & 3rd countries

UK secures services mobility agreement with Switzerland – but with time limits

The United Kingdom has struck an agreement with Switzerland to maintain Mode 4 access for British service providers in Switzerland from next year, albeit under more restrictive than are currently enjoyed under the comparable EU-Swiss arrangements. The Services Mobility Agreement, announced on Friday (4 December), allows UK nationals to work …

UK WTO & 3rd countries

Britain’s EU trade agreement rollovers: remaining business, first defeat admissions

Britain has recently secured trade continuity agreements with some major trading partners, namely Canada, Japan and Korea. These deals ‘roll over’ most trading terms from preferential trade pacts inherited from the EU. Here is what is yet to be done in the United Kingdom’s post Brexit ‘trade continuity agenda’.