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Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March
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Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March

Glenn Vaughan, chief executive of British Chambers of Commerce EU & Belgium, talks about future European Union-United Kingdom trade relationships with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer. ‘No deal’ cannot be allowed to happen, he says, and Britain will be stronger on the international stage the more it stays aligned with the EU. …

EU member states approve post-Brexit TRQ split – but arguments lie ahead
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EU member states approve post-Brexit TRQ split – but arguments lie ahead

EU member states have taken an important step in approving the European Commission’s proposed approach for the reallocation of agricultural tariff rate quotas between the bloc and the UK after Brexit. The commission’s preferred methodology for splitting existing TRQs between the UK and the EU27, based on historical trade flows, …

State of the Union 2018 -  statement by the President of the Commission
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A week in Brussels: Ottawa, Brexit governance, no harnessing globalisation

A comparatively ‘quiet’ week in Brussels on trade. The week was eventful on the WTO and multilateral trade front, with Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs, Canada’s mini WTO reform summit, and the UK’s WTO tariff schedule dominating the headlines. Ottawa WTO meeting sets ball rolling on reform As expected, …

Southworth: Bring overseas countries into the British post-Brexit trade conversation
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Southworth: Bring overseas countries into the British post-Brexit trade conversation

Chris Southworth, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom, shares his views with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer on Britain’s prospects as a trading nation after Brexit. On the menu: the UK in the World Trade Organization in the Trump era, rolling over 40 existing EU trade agreements with …

UK food and farming sector faces severe trade disruption in ‘no deal’ Brexit
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UK food and farming sector faces severe trade disruption in ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK government has released a third batch of technical ‘notices’ in which it sets out to businesses trading across the Irish Sea or English Channel the type and extent of paperwork it will face should Britain leave the European Union next March without an agreement that includes a transitional …

No-deal Brexit: UK to temporarily recognise EU technical standard approvals after March
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No-deal Brexit: UK to temporarily recognise EU technical standard approvals after March

The British government will continue to recognise most manufactured goods released by European Union-based conformity assessment bodies and release them for circulation in the UK market after Brexit date. More restrictions will apply to autos and some other products. “This is intended to be for a time-limited period,” the Department …

Brexit Notes: Spotlight on House of Commons committee meeting with Barnier
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Brexit Notes: Spotlight on House of Commons committee meeting with Barnier

A quick Friday blog post for the Brexit-obsessed among our readers before heading into the week-end. Britain’s House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee’s released the transcript of a meeting with the EU’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier and his number two, Sabine Weyand. The text offers some interesting insights into the …