USTR Modifies Section 301 Tariffs on EU Goods

On February 14, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced changes to the Section 301 tariffs originally imposed on October 18,

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UK Government Plans to Introduce Import Controls

The Government of United Kingdom (UK) confirmed, in a press release issued on 10 February 2020, that it plans to introduce import controls on European

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UK Updates Rules of Origin Guidance for Brexit Transition Period

On February 4, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) updated its guidance regarding rules of origin for the Brexit transition period.  The Withdrawal Agreement

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UK Notifies WTO of EU Withdrawal

On February 1, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its status after its January 31st withdrawal from the European

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EU Gives Official Approval of Brexit

On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament voted to approve the United Kingdom (UK) Withdrawal Agreement in a vote of 621-49.  The European Council

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UK Issues Guidance for Trade Community Ahead of Brexit

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) notified all VAT-registered businesses trading with the European Union (EU) and other countries, of actions that

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USTR Proposes Additional Section 301 Tariffs on EU Goods

On December 9, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice proposing additional tariffs of up to 100% on various EU

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EU Plant Health Rules Effective December 14th

The October 2018 European Union (EU) Regulation 2016/2031 on protective measures against plant pests, that was adopted on 13 December 2016, will enter

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European Commission Publishes Report on Dual-Use Technologies

On November 9, 2019, the European Commission published a summary report covering a study on materials dependencies for dual-use technologies relevant to

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The European Union (EU) Council Adopts Framework for Sanctions Concerning Turkey

On November 11, 2019, the Council of the European Union issued Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 “concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's

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EU Publishes Revised Combined Common Customs Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature

On October 9, 2019, the European Union (EU) published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1776 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87

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EU Extends Deadline for UK Withdrawal

On October 28th 2019, the European Council unanimously agreed to extend the period under Article 50 (3) of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) for the

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Brexit Agreement Passed, but Timetable Rejected

On October 22, 2019, the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to pass the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill proposed by Prime Minister Boris

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UK and EU Agree on Brexit Deal, Pending Parliamentary Ratification

On October 17, 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) came to an agreement on Brexit.  Included in the agreement are the following:

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Dutch Government Suspends Arms Exports to Turkey

On October 11, 2019, the Government of the Netherlands announced its decision to restrict military exports to Turkey in response to Turkey’s recent

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