It has been a generally quiet week for trade policy in the UK, with all parliamentary activity suspended in the run-up to the Queen’s funeral next Monday (19 September). But Northern Ireland continues to loom as an irritant between London and Brussels.
It’s back to school week in London and the old simmering disagreements with the EU are rearing their head again.
The European Commission has initiated fresh legal action against the United Kingdom over its failure to implement the Northern Ireland protocol.
While the Tory Party in the United Kingdom consumes itself with a leadership contest and the British parliament debates a bill which would unilaterally suspend the Northern Ireland protocol, the European Union’s plan for enforcement of the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal and Trade and Cooperation Agreements is making solid …
This week’s UK trade focus: Turkey, steel, Northern Ireland.
While the world was glued to their smartphone screens for updates on the 12th ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, some might have missed that this has been once again a turbulent week in the United Kingdom’s trade policy. By Chris Horseman and a little extra input …
The European Commission is to re-activate its paused legal action against the United Kingdom. It simultaneously launched a second dispute settlement case – and it released new negotiation proposals to reduce paperwork at the intra-UK customs paperwork.
The United Kingdom has plunged its relationship with the EU into a fresh state of crisis with the publication of a proposal to unilaterally override key trade provisions of the Northern Ireland protocol.
Welcome to another week in UK trade policy.
The United Kingdom will table new legislation in the coming weeks which, if adopted, would override the trade provisions of the Northern Ireland protocol – and set the UK on a path of fresh confrontation with the EU.