Regulation & Qualifications EU UK Agreement

Chapter 5: Regulatory framework Section 1: Domestic regulation Article SERVIN.5.1: Scope and definitions 1. This Section applies to measures by the Parties relating to licensing requirements and procedures, qualification requirements and procedures, formalities and technical standards that affect: (a) cross-border trade in services; (b) establishment or operation; or (c) the supply of a service through […]

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Service Sectors Coverage EU UK Agreement

ANNEX SERVIN-4: CONTRACTUAL SERVICE SUPPLIERS AND INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS 1. Each Party shall allow the supply of services in its territory by contractual service suppliers or independent professionals of the other Party through the presence of natural persons, in accordance with Article SERVIN.4.4 [Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals], for the sectors listed in this Annex […]

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Trade in Services- Some Issues

Trade in services: Parting with the EU?  December 20, 2019 Ilze Jozepa, Steve Browning Leaving the EU will change how UK service businesses like law firms, banks, insurers, architects and tour operators trade with the EU. Whatever choice the UK makes, departing from Single Market rules will inevitably mean more barriers to trade. As the Confederation of […]

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Brexit and Trade in Service

Brexit and trade in services  October 8, 2019 Ilze Jozepa, Matthew Ward Leaving the EU is likely to change how UK service businesses like law firms, banks, architects, insurers and tour operators trade with the EU. Given how important services are for the UK economy, trade in services deserves as much attention as trade in goods. This […]

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Treaty Rights and General Issues

EU Treaty Rights to Establish and Provide Services A key right under European Union (EU) law is the right of a business established in one EU state to establish itself in another state.  A business from outside the EU established in Ireland is entitled, on the basis of being established in Ireland, to also establish […]

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Authorisation Issues

Authorisation Scheme for Establishment Authorisation schemes and other requirements are permitted in respect of establishment in another EU state. An establishment involves the pursuit of an economic activity for an indefinite period through a stable infrastructure from where the business or provision of services is actually carried out. Member States were required to report to the […]

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Permissible Regulatory Requirements

Permissible Requirements I EU member states must respect the right of service providers in another EU state, to provide services in a member state other than that in which they are established. The member state in which the service is provided shall allow free access to and free exercise of the service activity within their […]

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The Services Directive

The Services Directive European Union law gives businesses established in one European Union country the freedom to provide services in or provide services to another European Union country. Numerous directives and laws which have been introduced by the European Union over the last 40 years in order to harmonise laws and standards in relation to […]

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States to Facilitate Service Providers

Obligations to Facilitate Service Providers EU states are obliged to simplify administration in relation to the provision of services. States must examine the procedures and formalities applicable to the receipt of and access to services and simplify them where they are insufficiently simple. The obligations apply to states, professional bodies, organisations and regulatory associations. They […]

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Information from Service Providers

Obligations on Providers The provider of a service must provide information in relation to various matters. In some cases, the service provider must provide the service recipient with certain key information in prescribed EU languages. They apply to both domestic and external and providers in other member states. There are further detailed provisions in relation […]

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Services in Ireland UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Ireland: providing services from 1 January 2021 Guidance for UK businesses on rules for selling services to Ireland from 1 January 2021. Published 19 March 2019 Last updated 28 December 2020 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Brexit transition: new rules […]

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European and Domestic Funding Guidance

European and domestic funding after Brexit When the UK leaves the EU there may be changes to how UK organisations, such as charities, businesses and universities are funded. Published 1 February 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents What your business needs to do now Further information The government has guaranteed that […]

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Services to EFTA

Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit Guidance for UK businesses on EU service provision if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 28 February 2019 Last updated 4 March 2019 — see all updates Overview If the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) with no deal, the […]

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Services

Businesses supplying services to the EU Updated 21 December 2018 Contents How VAT accounting processes will change Changes to VAT IT systems Exhaustion of intellectual property rights Actions you can take now Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – […]

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Trade in Services

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Services UK to EU 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Selling services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein from 1 January 2021 Guidance for UK businesses offering services from 1 January 2021. Published 17 June 2019 Last updated 1 December 2020 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the […]

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Services UK to EU 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Selling services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein from 1 January 2021 Guidance for UK businesses offering services from 1 January 2021. Published 17 June 2019 Last updated 14 October 2019 — see all updates From: Department for International Trade New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the […]

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Services into / in Ireland 2021 Guidance

General information The UK government and the Government of Ireland have committed to maintaining the Common Travel Area (CTA). Rights to work, study and access social security and public services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals in the other’s state. What UK businesses and professionals need to know From 1 January 2021, UK businesses will need to […]

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