Plant and Plant Products (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Plants and Plant Products Generally, imports and exports of plants and plant products move freely within the EU. Some plants which are subject to risks are subject to the EU plant passport regime. Plants and plant products originating from outside the EU  travelling through the EU without an EU state carrying out checks would be […]

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Food (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Composition The UK intends to maintain its existing food safety standards, labelling and food quality standards in the event of a no deal Brexit. Compositional standards are prescribed by law in some cases in order to ensure minimum standard and quality. The compositional standards include those in relation to jam and similar products natural water spring […]

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Competition (Hard Brexit Scenario)

UK Competition Law After Brexit, the UK proposes to maintain its existing competition law which is aligned with EU competition law but is applicable to the UK level. After Brexit EU law will no longer apply. The UK Competition and Markets Authority will continue its role in policing and enforcement of competition law in the […]

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Data Protection (Hard Brexit Scenario)

 Adequacy Decision See the sections in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation which became effective in May 2018. After Brexit, the UK will become a third country for the purpose of EU data protection legislation. Subject to and in the absence of other agreements or legislation, the free flow of personal data from the […]

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Civil Justice (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Recognition of Judgements There are extensive common EU regulations in relation to cross-border legal issues and the enforcement of judgements throughout the European Union. In the event of a no deal Brexit, these rules will cease to apply in the absence of an agreement or provision otherwise. It is likely that the UK would seek […]

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Communications (Hard Brexit Scenario)

E-commerce The EU e-commerce legislation provides a common EU wide basis for the provision of information society services throughout the European Union. They are broadly services provided wholly over the Internet. There are strong principles which provide for the exclusive regulation of such providers in their home EU state. This is to facilitate the provision […]

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Road Transport (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Common EU licensing schemes An operating licence for road transport is currently granted under a common EU scheme of regulation. After Brexit transport undertakings established in the United Kingdom no longer meet this requirement. The carriage of goods in the EU is subject to possession of a Community licence issued by the competent authorities of […]

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Aviation (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Air Services Authorisiation The UK is part of the single EU internal market for air services an airlines licensing. EU / EEA  states following the common EU rules may operate routes anywhere in the EU without permission of the host country national authorities. There is an international treaty the International Air Services Transit Agreement to […]

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Chemicals (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Common EU Regulation Ceases Chemicals are subject to a common EU system of registration and regulation. The Health and Safety Executive is the principal UK authority. In the event of a hard no deal Brexit, UK proposes to preserve the basic legislation on the regulation of chemicals REACH. It proposes a new but equivalent regulatory […]

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Pensions (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Common EU Provisions Cease At present there are EU wide provisions in respect of Institutions for Occupation Retirement Provisions; broadly speaking pension fund vehicles and entities. In the event of a hard Brexit, EU rules for IORPs  will cease to apply to the United Kingdom. IORPs registered or authorised in the United Kingdom will not […]

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Environment (Hard Brexit Scenario)

Environmental Standards At present, there are harmonised environmental standards across the European Union to a very significant extent. They deal with air, waste, water, wildlife and the natural environment and climate change issues. The UK government has confirmed that it will re-enact all EU legislation or EU based legislation in UK law. It proposes to […]

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EU VAT Committee No Deal Guidance

QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF EU VAT PROVISIONS IN CASE OF WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION WITHOUT AN AGREEMENT CONTEXT OF THIS SET OF GUIDELINES: the United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on […]

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EU Excise Guidance No Deal

GUIDANCE NOTE WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ASPECTS OF EXCISE IN RELATION TO MOVEMENT OF GOODS ONGOING ON THE WITHDRAWAL DATE The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that as from […]

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EU Customs Guidance No Deal

GUIDANCE NOTE WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CUSTOMS RELATED MATTERS IN CASE OF NO DEAL The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that as from 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET) (‘the […]

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