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EU triggers TCA dispute settlement mechanism in row over UK fishing ban

The European Commission initiated dispute settlement proceedings against the United Kingdom over a British ban on fishing for sandeel in UK waters.  The European Union’s move was announced today in Brussels.   It represents the first time that either side has made use of the dispute settlement provisions under the EU-UK …

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Week in London: SPS border charges, energy rebates, CPTPP tariffs 

The five-times-delayed United Kingdom border operating model will finally take full effect at the end of this month. On Wednesday, London announced the level of inspection charges on imports of higher-risk agri-food products. Traders are unhappy with both the structure of the charges and the short notice period.  Also this …