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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Brexit round-up 31 March

03 April 2019
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Retail, Food & Hospitality Regulatory Brexit round-up w/e 31 March. EU Commission statement, potential expansion of article 50, and No Deal Brexit guidance.

Key take away this week

Another week has seen another round of indicative votes fail to produce a clear way forward.


With no decisions being made, it appears that all options are still on the table, ranging from crashing out of the EU on the 12th April with no deal, a general election or yet another delay if the Government can put forward a strong justification for this. 


Being prepared for the most extreme scenario is key and this week's update features yet more Brexit guidance for businesses in the food, retail and hospitality sectors should we leave the EU without a deal.


Brexit Developments

EU Commission statement 29th March: The EU Commission published the following brief statement shortly after the UK parliament rejected the EU Withdrawal agreement for the 3rd time. View > The Food and Drink Federation has been the most vocal trade body in responding to the week's political developments. View > View > View >

DEXEU publish parameters for potential extension of article 50: (on 25th March)  View >

No deal Brexit guidance published:

  • Product safety and metrology – Office for Product Safety and Standards View >
  • For UK service providers – BEIS View >
  • Health claims, addition of vitamins and minerals to foods – DHSC View > View > 
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  • Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) – DEFRA View >
  • Waste sector contingency plans – DEFRA View >
  • Trading with EFTA and EEA countries and Switzerland – DEXEU View > View >
  • Final guidance for financial services businesses – FCA - View >

EU publish International agreements on Trade in services: EU Decision 2019/485 sets out details of general agreement on trade in services reached between the EU and a number of countries. View >


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