UK Extends China Arms Embargo to Hong Kong

On July 20, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary announced the United Kingdom (UK) will extend the China arms embargo, in effect since 1989, to

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BREXIT - UK Announces that No Extension of the Transition Period Will be Sought

In a press release issued on 12 June 2020, the Government of the United Kingdom announced that the transition period scheduled to end on 31 December 2020

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United Kingdom Publishes Tariff Schedule Effective 1 January 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) published the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) that will replace the European Union’s Common External Tariff as of 1 January 2021.

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U.K. and U.S. Launch Trade Negotiations

On May 5, 2020, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced

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UK Issues Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses

On March 9, 2020, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) issued guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for businesses.  The guidance outlines the steps

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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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UK Updates Open General Licence Export Guidance

On December 5, 2019, the United Kingdom Department for International Trade updated export guidance on various open general export licences (OGELs) and

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UK Updates Guidance for Export Licenses for Military Goods

On October 23, 2019, the United Kingdom’s Department of International Trade updated its guidance relating to an “open general export license” for military

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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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