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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 12th January

15 January 2020
Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 12th January. UK EU Withdrawal Bill completes third reading in House of Commons.

Brexit Developments

UK EU Withdrawal Bill completes third reading in House of Commons: The EU Withdrawal Bill completed its 3rd reading debate on 9th January and was passed by 330 votes to 231. All opposition amendments were rejected. View >

EU sets the tone for future trade deal negotiations: EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and EU Chief Brexit negotiator Michele Barnier have delivered speeches giving a clear steer on the EU negotiating mandate to be presented to the EU Council and Parliament in a few weeks time. They make clear that there will need to be prioritisation on what can be agreed during the next eleven months but are positive on developing an economic partnership based on a level playing field with zero quotas, zero tariffs and zero ‘dumping’.  EU and UK reports of a meeting between Ursula von der leyen and Boris Johnson closely align.
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