Week in London column

EU agreement implementation UK WTO & 3rd countries Week in London column

Week in London: SPS alignment with EU, fish, Vietnam, Lugano

An overview of notable events in UK trade policy this week. EU officials hint at ‘temporary’ SPS alignment to ease Irish border woes Amid all the strains and complications of Britain’s post-Brexit interactions with the European Union, a possible route map has emerged this week pointing towards a more stable …

EU UK digital Freeports UK WTO & 3rd countries Week in London column

Week in London: Data bridge to Asia, India, Serbia, freeports

This week’s British trade policy highlights below. UK ‘will build bridge’ between European and Asian data privacy frameworks The UK has an ambition to build a ‘bridge’ in the area of digital trade and data protection between the more cautious EU approach to data privacy and the more open approach …

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Week in London: EU UK trade relations shadow committee, Lugano Convention spat

United Kingdom-EU trade scrutiny will happen regardless, it seems… ‘Shadow’ committee to scrutinise EU-UK trade relations outside Parliament A pro-European UK thinktank has set up what amounts to a ‘shadow’ parliamentary committee to assess the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU single market, and to scrutinise the UK’s …