Tag Archives: Brexit

Get Your Business Ready for Brexit

With continuing uncertainty, there is still a lack of clarity on what the final Brexit arrangements between the UK and the EU will look like. Many companies have been planning for the implications of Brexit for some time, and some still need to consider how Brexit may affect their operations. Both the UK government and … Continue Reading

UK Provides Guidance on Exporting Controlled Goods if There is No Brexit Deal

The Department for International Trade has produced guidance, published on August 23, 2018, informing stakeholders how export controls would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The notice explains how export licensing requirements for different groups of items would change and what the UK government proposed to simplify licensing. The export of many controlled items within … Continue Reading

Brexit: Developments in Parliament on UK Trade and Sanctions Bills

The UK Trade Bill continued to be debated in the House of Commons with a second reading taking place on 9 January 2018. One of the main contributions of the bill is the establishment of the UK Trade Remedies Authority, an institution responsible for investigations into trade remedies, a responsibility currently assigned to the European … Continue Reading

CE Marking Post-Brexit

On 10 January 2018, the European Commission published important notice warning of the consequences that Brexit will have in the field of industrial products[1], which are subject to CE Marking requirements when placed on the European Union (EU) market. For those products, the European Commission confirmed that, to demonstrate compliance with CE Marking requirements for … Continue Reading

UK Publishes Taxations (Cross-Border Trade) Bill

On 21 November, the UK government published the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, the stated aim of which is to “allow the UK to set and collect its own duty on goods coming into the country and will allow the government to implement different outcomes of the EU negotiations, including an implementation period”. The government announcement … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes New Trade Bill

On 7 November, the UK government published the Trade Bill, having introduced it to Parliament for its First Reading. Together with the Customs Bill, it is designed to give the UK the powers necessary to bring existing EU trade agreements into UK statute. The bill also establishes a new independent body called the Trade Remedies … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes New Trade Bill

On 7 November 2017, the UK Government published the Trade Bill, having introduced it to Parliament for its First Reading. Together with the Customs Bill, it is designed to give the UK the powers necessary to bring existing EU trade agreements into UK statute so that when the UK officially withdraws from the EU, businesses … Continue Reading

Queen’s Speech Signals the Arrival International Sanctions Bill

On 21 June 2017, the Queen’s Speech included the International Sanctions Bill as part of the new Brexit-related draft legislation, which is designed to “support our role as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a leading player on the world stage, by establishing a new sovereign UK framework to implement international sanctions on a multilateral … Continue Reading

UK Scheduled to Publish Bill on Post-Brexit Sanctions Collaboration With the EU

In a parliamentary debate on Eastern Ukraine, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced that the UK will be introducing a bill “on how we will continue to take part in sanctions jointly with our friends and partners across the channel”. Boris Johnson also stated that the UK “already leads the way in imposing sanctions on … Continue Reading

UK Government Forced to Take Brexit to Parliament

By judgment of 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court has dismissed the government’s appeal against the Divisional Court’s judgment in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The court has held that parliamentary authority in the form of an Act of Parliament is required for the government … Continue Reading

What Does a Trump Trade Agenda Look Like? Here is Our Take

Likely Major Policy Developments   President-Elect Trump will enter the White House facing a dramatic decline in global trade growth. A recent World Trade Organization (WTO) report notes that 2016 marks the slowest pace of trade and output growth since the 2008 financial crisis. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called slowing trade growth “a wake-up call,” … Continue Reading

Theresa May Confirms That Brexit Will Not Affect EU Russian Sanctions

On 1 August, during a phone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the position of the UK as regards sanctions against Russia was “unchanged following the UK’s Brexit vote in June”. The Prime Minister further added that sanctions will remain until Russia fully complies with its obligations under the Minsk agreements.… Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (25-31 July 2016)

Russia – Hacking Allegations; FBI Investigates.  Last week, law enforcement officials reported the FBI and Justice Department are investigating a hack of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign computers, along with their investigations into previously-reported cyber intrusions of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  Some U.S. officials suggested last week that there is strong evidence indicating the DNC … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (18-24 July 2016)

U.S. businessman Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination last week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  In his acceptance speech, Mr. Trump called for a “new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat.”  He also said that he would “make individual deals with individual countries.  … Continue Reading

Event Alert: Commercial and Legal Implications of a Brexit – A 360° Analysis – Warsaw, Poland – 9 June 2016

Our partners Dr. Jens Rinze (Frankfurt) will give a practical insight into the issues that financial institutions, corporations and other businesses would face if the UK votes for Brexit. This complimentary seminar will take place on 9 June from 4-6 pm in the Squire Patton Boggs Warsaw offices. Topics will include: How would a Brexit work from the legal … Continue Reading
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