Key take away this week
Since the UK was granted an extension for Brexit, there has been little indication regarding what outcome we can expect going forward. Cross party negotiations resumed this week but if these fail to result in an agreement the MPs look set to face another series of votes on alternative options. As always, we will keep you up to date with the latest news.
EU Parliament debate ‘flexible’ Brexit extension: In a plenary debate on 16th April with an opening statement and closing remarks by the EU President MEP’s were able to express their views on the extension granted by the EU Council. View > View >
EU active in trade negotiations with 3rd countries: The EU Council has authorised discussions to take place with the US on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment. View > EU DG Trade has published updates on trade negotiations with Australia, NZ, Chile and the Latin American / Caribbean region. View > View >
EU grant to Welsh Government to help businesses meet EU rules for import of wooden pallets post Brexit: Under an EU transition fund 550,000 Euros has been awarded for development of kiln capacity to heat wood to temperature required before pallets can be imported to the EU from a third country. View >
EU Exit consultation on digital service providers: The Department for Digital, Media, Communications and Sport has issued a consultation on whether service providers should have a legal point of contact in the UK post Brexit – responses by 11th June. View >
Britain on the world stage
We recently held a breakfast panel event in our London office with Government, business and trade experts - including ITV Journalist Robert Peston and Lord Callanan, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European - who discussed how Brexit will impact the economy, security and trade.