International trade expert Stuart Harbinson examines the impact Brexit will have on the agri-food sector between the UK and Ireland. Key issues addressed include regulatory hurdles, the implications of a ‘Hard Brexit’ scenario, and the complex process the UK faces in disentangling itself from the EU’s Tariff Rate Quotas.
Nine months after the Brexit referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May has notified European Council President Donald Tusk of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. Her letter starts the clock ticking: both sides have two years to agree a divorce settlement, and a framework for a future relationship.
The UK’s notification of Article 50 kicks off what may be a contentious withdrawal process. It is likely to take place in three stages.
There is only one certainty now that Theresa May has finally triggered Article 50 putting the rest of Europe on two year’s notice that the UK will be pulling out of its Union after 44 years.
The key concern for the international biopharma industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union is regulation.
For most of its post-war history, the UK’s financial services industry was a distinctly parochial institution, far removed from the commanding heights of the UK economy, and far outstripped by international competitors.
Day by day, Brexit is turning the world upside down in ways unimaginable a year ago. For all the talk of division, nationalism and hard borders, this war – and Brexit is a civil war – seems to be creating the strangest of bedfellows.