|Author (Person)||Owen, Joe|
|Publisher||Institute for Government|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
In Preparing for our future UK trade policy the Department for International Trade established the principles that would guide future UK trade policy as well as laying out the practical steps that would support those aims.
+ taking steps to enable the UK to maintain the benefits of the World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement
The UK Government also published on the 9 October 2017 a separate White Paper Customs Bill: Legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes.
In the August 2017 policy paper, Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper, the United Kingdom government set out its proposals for an ambitious new customs relationship with the EU and confirmed that, regardless of the outcome of negotiations, the UK would need new customs legislation in place by March 2019. Later in 2017, the UK government would bring a ‘Customs Bill’ before parliament.
The White Paper published in October 2017 explained the government’s approach to the bill. It set out how the current customs, VAT and excise regimes operate for cross border transactions, why the bill was necessary, and what the bill would contain. The White Papers published by the United Government in October 2017 on trade and customs after Brexit were being interpreted by some as showing the United Kingdom Government was ready for no deal. Author Joe Owen argued that they just underline how far from ready we were.
See also other information sources (related url hyperlinks below) of October 2017 discussing aspects of the question as to whether a 'no deal' scenario was possible or desirable in the context that the Brexit negotiations between the EU and UK were not progressing satisfactorily and that it was likely that the EU27 would conclude at the European Council summit on the 19-20 October 2017 that 'sufficient progress' had not occurred in the negotiations.
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|