Technical note: other separation issues – phase 2

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Series Details March 2018
Publication Date 06/03/2018
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In December 2017, the UK Government confirmed the joint UK and EU desire to establish a deep and close future partnership. Both parties also agreed, as part of the Joint Report published in December, that there were a number of areas relating to the UK’s separation from the EU where further discussion would be required to reach agreement. These issues were defined as Other Separation Issues and are distinct from citizens’ rights, Northern Ireland and the financial settlement. The technical note sets out the UK’s proposed approach to these ‘Other Separation Issues’.The United Kingdom Department for Exiting the European Union issued a policy paper called Technical note: other separation issues - phase 2 on the 6 March 2018.

The technical note sets out the UK’s proposed approach to these ‘Other Separation Issues’. These issues were:

a. Nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)
b. Ongoing Union judicial proceedings
c. Ongoing Union administrative proceedings
d. Functioning of the Union’s institutions, agencies and bodies
e. Goods placed on the market under Union law before withdrawal
f. Ongoing police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
g. Ongoing judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters
h. Ongoing public procurement procedures
i. Customs, VAT and excise related matters for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union
j. Intellectual property rights and
k. Use of data and protection of information obtained or processed before withdrawal.

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ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
UK: GOV.UK: Brexit: Policy Papers
European Commission: Brexit Negotiations: Negotiating documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom: Position Papers: Commission to UK

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