Most read stories from this week – when the Internal Market Bill changed the course of UK-EU talks

Fri 11 Sept 2020
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
Trade News

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There have been plenty of pivotal moments in negotiations between the UK and EU since the referendum vote in 2016.

Few have created as substantial a wedge between the two as revelations this week that the UK plans to breach the Withdrawal Agreement.

Daily Update readers have been following news of the controversial Internal Market Bill closely.

1. Prime minister defends Internal Market Bill after admission it breaks international law

The government on Wednesday (9 September) published proposed legislation that would breach international law and could jeopardise UK hopes of securing trade deals with the EU and the US if passed. 

The Internal Market Bill could override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Read the full article here.

2. The controversial Internal Market Bill has now been published – so what happens next?

The Daily Update here summarises what the intended purpose of the legislation is, why it’s been so controversial and what is likely to happen next. 

Read the full article here.

3. EU deal or no deal: some facts and figures to help you decide which side you’re on

To help you decide which side of the ‘deal or no deal’ argument you’re on, the IOE&IT content team trawled the Commons library for the following nuggets of 2019 data.

Read the full article here.

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4. Customs formalities are inevitable regardless of post-transition deal outcome, trade expert warns

Arne Mielken – the Vice President of the Institute of Export & International Trade – told the BBC’s ‘5 Live Breakfast’ programme on Tuesday morning (8 September) that companies need to be preparing for rule changes, whatever happens.

Read the full article here.

5. Five things we learnt from the ‘Cloud computing and export controls’ webinar on Wednesday (9 September)

As with moving goods overseas, transferring information or technology to an international buyer can be counted as an export.  If the information or software being exported is controlled, the sender should be aware of their regulatory requirements and may need an export licence. 

In a webinar held this week for the IOE&IT Export Control Profession, expert consultant Richard Tauwhare explained what this means for companies using cloud computing. 

Read the full article here.