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Retail, Food & Hospitality Brexit Update W/E 6th September

08 September 2020
Retail, Food & Hospitality Brexit Update W/E 6th September. Red lines evident as round 8 of UK/EU future partnership negotiations due to commence.

Brexit Developments

Red lines evident as round 8 of UK/EU future partnership negotiations due to commence: EU Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has delivered a key note addressed to the Irish Institute for International and European Affairs in which he reiterated EU requirements to guarantee fair and open competition, access to fisheries and a dispute resolution mechanism. Mr Barnier highlighted a speech by the UK Environment Agency Chief Executive which suggested that UK water standards would be less rigorous than EU requirements following Brexit to support the EU negotiating position. The Cabinet Office have published the agenda for round 8 of negotiations taking place 8-10 September. View > View >

UK government issues preparatory guidance for January 2021:
Department for Business - Placing goods on the market and conformity assessment. View > View > View > View >
DEFRA – Chemicals requirements (REACH). View >
Department for International Trade – Multi-language guidance on UK requirements. View >
Trade Developments:

  • The Department for International Trade has announced the names of members of a new Board of Trade. The board intend to meet quarterly and will engage extensively with industry, communities, farmers and consumer groups across the UK, to ensure a range of voices are heard as the UK develops its independent trade policy. View >
  • DIT has also published a summary of its Trade Advisory Commission meeting which took place on 21 August. View >
  • Which, Sustain and 56 MP’s have written to the Trade Secretary regarding protection for UK Trade Standards in international trade agreements. View >

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