The incoming Biden administration faces a number of serious international trade issues, including increased tensions with China, the implementation of Brexit, and last, but far from least, a global pandemic that continues to impact global supply chains, mobility, and many other aspects of our interconnected world. Join us as we identify these issues along with
Brexit was once the topic of every conversation in the United Kingdom (U.K.), but, overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not something we hear as much about these days.
The U.K. left the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020 (bringing to an end 47 years of British membership of the EU and the institutions…
The U.K.’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss, provided a written statement on “Free Trade Agreements with the Rest of the World” on February 6th.
She said, “…this Government has ambitious goals for British trade. We aim to secure free trade agreements with countries covering 80% of U.K. trade within the next three…
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The ICO Bares its (Sharp) Teeth:
What You Need to Know About GDPR One Year On
We have now seen the ICO bare its teeth with huge proposed fines for GDPR breaches.
In this session, we will be hosting a panel discussion…
British Steel has entered compulsory liquidation today with EY being appointed as special managers. Is British Steel the first real victim of Brexit? First, as a result of the delay in the UK’s divorce deal, the EU delayed granting carbon credits to British Steel necessitating a £120m loan from the government to stave off significant
- In the early hours of 11 April, the EU and the UK agreed to delay Brexit until 31 October 2019, removing the threat of the UK crashing out with No-Deal on Friday 12 April.
- The EU’s decision operates as a “flextension”: if the UK Government is successful in its talks with the
- On April 1, 2019, UK Parliament implemented the second phase of its ‘Indicative Votes’ process, which had been devised to find out if there was a UK Parliamentary majority for any one Brexit strategy, following Friday’s third UK Parliamentary defeat of the Withdrawal Agreement that was negotiated between the UK Government and EU.
- The UK Parliament – for the third (and likely final) time – rejected the Withdrawal Agreement that was negotiated over the course of 18 months between the UK Government and EU.
- As things stand, the UK is therefore on course for a No-Deal Brexit on 12 April 2019.
- However, per last week’s summit, the
- Yesterday, March 27, 2019, saw more major developments within UK Parliament as the UK continues to struggle to formulate a Brexit strategy ahead of the default No-Deal Brexit date of 11 April 2019.
- Prior to the 8 sets of “indicative” votes that took place March 27, 2019 evening, which were designed to indicate
- Following negotiations that went well into the night, the EU took control of the Brexit endgame, turning down the UK Prime Minister’s plea to postpone Brexit from 29 March to 30 June, and instead drawing up a “flextension” plan that officially delays Brexit to 12 April 2019 at the earliest.