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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up 8 September

11 September 2019
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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Brexit round-up w/e 8 September: Bill to ask for Brexit extension date, No deal Brexit guide, and online reporting mechanism for trade barriers.

Brexit Developments

UK Parliament passes Bill calling on PM to ask for extension to Brexit date: The UK Withdrawal (No.2) Act completed its passage through parliament and awaits Royal Assent. The Act will require the Prime Minister to write a letter by 19th October, which it sets out, to the EU requesting an extension of the UK leaving date to 31st January 2020, something the Prime Minister has stated he is not prepared to do. The Act will also require any deal reached to be subject to parliamentary approval. View >  View >  View >

No deal Brexit guidance issued by UK Government this week:

• Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy: View >  View >

• Home Office – Right to work checks for EU Citizens: View >

• DEFRA – Exporting animals and animal products to EU: View >

• DEFRA – Importing and exporting Wine: View >


EU Commission issues ‘final’ no deal Brexit preparedness communication: The 6th Brexit communication includes a detailed checklist for businesses that trade with the UK. View >

EU Agriculture Commissioner >


DIT launches on-line reporting mechanism for trade barriers: The Department for International Trade has launched a reporting mechanism for trade barriers and provided guidance as to the forms such barriers might take. View >  View >


EU Trade Commissioner delivers speech on ‘The truth about trade’: The commissioner, Cecilia Malmströms speech seeks to address perceptions that tariffs target foreigners, exports are profits, trade is only for the big guys, trade harms the environment, free trade is our only goal and slower means worse. View >


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