Brexit & UK trade

EU agreement implementation Northern Ireland Week in London column

Week in London: More than just teething problems, trade bill, agriculture commission, parliament oversight

An overview of key developments Businesses struggle to adapt to ‘new normal’ outside EU single market Pressure is continuing to pile up on the UK government as the costs of the non-tariff barriers created by Brexit become ever more evident. Agricultural and fisheries products have been worst hit, with new …

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European Commission reorganises its UK Task Force to oversee new agreements

The European Commission is establishing an executive coordination service reporting to its president to oversee the European Union’s future relationship with the United Kingdom. The Service for the EU-UK Agreements – acronym UKS – will be operational on 1 March and will be run by Maroš Šefčovič Meanwhile London has …

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Week in Brussels: MEP scrutiny of EU-UK TCA, carbon border measure, Korean surimi

EU UK TCA: European Parliament wants more scrutiny powers and more time European Parliament committees scrutinised the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement this week. The series of meetings culminated in a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and international trade committee on Thursday. This kick-starts a formalised consent procedure involving …

Northern Ireland Week in London column

Week in London: Xinjiang trade restrictions, border hassles, Northern Ireland Protocol, GIs

UK gets tougher on trade with Xinjiang region as China concerns mount British traders are to face internal sanctions if they trade with businesses connected with the Xinjiang region of China, where there is growing concern over the oppression of the Uyghur minority by the Beijing government. Businesses found to …

Northern Ireland UK trade legislation UK WTO & 3rd countries Week in London column

Week in London: Northern Ireland Protocol under fire, Ghana bananas, food standards and more

Developments on the UK trade policy front in its first week after the end of the Transition Period: Northern Ireland, hiccups in the Ghana EPA roll-over, food standards and UK trade legislation as well as personnel changes at the Department for International Trade.