Impact of UK-EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy inquiry launched
7 September 2018
The International Trade Committee launches an inquiry to investigate the impact that future arrangements between the UK and EU could have on wider UK trade policy.
Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, Chair of the International Trade Committee, said:
“The future relationship between the UK and EU is uncertain, but it is clear that it will have significant consequences for any deals that the UK wishes to strike with countries outside of the EU post-Brexit.
“The Secretary of State, Liam Fox, has talked a lot about his aim of securing trade deals with new partners, and his Department recently launched consultations on possible deals with Australia, New Zealand and the US.
“My Committee wants to examine how the future UK-EU relationship could affect deals such as these. We will consider the impact of different arrangements between the UK and EU on the regulation of goods and services and on cross-cutting issues such as consumer and environmental protection, and examine how these arrangements might affect wider UK trade policy.”
Terms of reference
The impact of UK-EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy
The Committee seeks written submissions on the following questions:
- How would different UK-EU customs regimes affect wider UK trade policy?
- What would be the implications of different UK-EU trade arrangements for UK customs and other border procedures for non-EU goods?
- How would UK-EU arrangements pertaining to the regulation of goods affect wider UK trade policy?
- How would UK-EU arrangements pertaining to the regulation of services and investment affect wider UK trade policy?
- How would UK-EU arrangements pertaining to cross-cutting regulatory issues – including data protection, competition policy, consumer protection and social and environmental legislation – affect wider UK trade policy?
The Committee welcomes submissions on the following questions by 31 January 2019.