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European Commission reorganises the “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” into the “Service for the EU-UK Agreements”

The conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 24 December 2020 means that the very successful mandate of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF) will come to an end. The UKTF will cease to exist on 1 March 2021. To support the efficient and rigorous implementation and monitoring of the Agreements with the UK, the European Commission has decided to establish a new Service for the EU-UK Agreements (UKS). The UKS will be part...
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Arendt | Overview of the VAT impacts of Brexit

With the end of the transition period as of 1 January 2021, the UK officially became a third country with respect to the EU, meaning that the EU VAT Directive has ceased to apply to it. It is therefore important to review the VAT treatment of cross-border transactions with the UK. Below you will find a brief summary of the main changes in this regard. 1) Supply of goods Note that Northern Ireland is still considered part of the EU for supplies...
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Osborne Clarke | Regulatory Outlook: January 2021

Osborne Clarke just published the latest edition of their Regulatory Outlook. In this edition, they focus on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The new relationship between the EU and the UK changes the regulatory and compliance landscape for businesses trading across those markets. Some of these changes have an immediate impact and may require businesses to take action now. More broadly, for many, the cumulative impact of having to comply with diverging regulatory regimes will be additional friction, inconvenience...
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EU-UK future relations: MEPs to debate the agreement reached on 24 December

Members on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees will debate the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on Thursday at 10.00 CET. The joint meeting of the lead committees will intensify the democratic parliamentary scrutiny process for the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached by EU and British negotiators on 24 December. The two committees will in due course vote on the consent proposal prepared by the two standing rapporteurs Christophe Hansen (EPP, Luxembourg) and Kati Piri (S&D, The Netherlands), to allow for...
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John Bruton | The UK/EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement

By John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland (Taoiseach) & former EU Ambassador to the US | UK gained a little extra sovereignty of the island of Britain, by giving up some UK sovereignty in Northern Ireland The EU/UK trade deal maintains Ireland’s agricultural export market in Britain. A “No Deal” would have destroyed it. The imposition of tariffs would have imposed huge costsm on consumers and disruption to business. That said, the fact that the Agreement had to be rushed through...
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Vulcan Insight | Post-Brexit trade agreement – one week in

The post-Brexit trade and cooperation agreement reached in the hours before Christmas between the UK and the EU is one of the most important trade deals in history. It is also the first to disintegrate a trading partnership, constructing, rather than removing barriers to trade. After 47 years of EU membership, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed in the New Year telling Britons that “we have our freedom in our hands and it is up to us to make the...
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Brexit deal: how new EU-UK relations will affect you

EU-UK relations are changing following Brexit and the deal reached at the end of 2020. Find out what this means for you. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. There was a transition period during which the UK remained part of the Single market and Customs Union to allow for negotiations on the future relations. Following intense negotiations, an agreement on future EU-UK relations was concluded end of December 2020. Although it will be provisionally applied, it will still...
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Stibbe | Never fear, a post-Brexit competition law checklist is here

On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom completes the process of separating from the European Union. However, the split between the UK and EU regimes will be a gradual process rather than a swift surgical cut, due to the treatment of ongoing cases and various substantive connections. Nevertheless, now is the time for companies to incorporate any (potential) additional merger filing obligations and antitrust implications into their daily routines. It is also advisable to double-check whether current agreements may...

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