In advance of the start of formal UK-EU FTA negotiations we have issued a briefing to the Cabinet Office and Taskforce Europe on legal issues relating to negotiations for the future relationship with the EU.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee has issued an inquiry on Trade and the Environment. In its inquiry, the Committee will explore how the Government can support positive environmental outcomes through trade policy – including the achievement of the internationally agreed climate targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and how the negative environmental impacts of trade can be mitigated.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee has launched an inquiry concerning UK trade in services. The inquiry examines the main barriers faced by UK services exporters, how the UK should seek to liberalise international trade in services, including negotiating international agreements, and potential domestic policy implications.
The Department for International Trade has issued a consultation on the future trade relationship with the countries that make up the membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee has issued an inquiry into Scotland’s priorities for future trade relations with the EU.
The House of Commons International Trade Comittee has issued an inquiry on the operational structure and powers of the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), as set out in the Trade and Customs Bills. The inquiry will also examine the relationship between the TRA and the Secretary of State, to ascertain whether the TRA has the requisite functional independence.