Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog sets out what checks will be needed on goods coming from the EU and why those checks aren’t already happening. It then sets out some background on how Scotland is preparing its international border posts for the imposition of checks.
New UK trade agreements – an introduction
Reading Time: 7 minutes Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government has the power to seek to negotiate and conclude its own trade deals. This blog explains what trade agreements are, how they are made, and sets out the current state of play of the UK’s trade agreement negotiations.
The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a joint guest blog with Professor Katy Hayward of Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Hayward is an adviser to the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and
How the disagreement over the NI Protocol has affected EU-UK relations
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the negotiations between the EU and the UK on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the response of the European Commission to the new Bill and the possible impact of the Bill on operation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
A good deal? Agriculture and the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Reading Time: 8 minutes The media has recently reported extensively on the negotiations to establish a free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia. Much of this attention has been paid to the impact that the agreement may have on UK agricultural sectors.
The UK-EU trade deal and Scotland’s exports
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the latest data on Scotland’s exports to the EU and forecasts for the possible impact of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed by the UK and EU.
Seafood trade post-Brexit: teething problems or the new normal?
Reading Time: 7 minutes New post-Brexit requirements have been causing delays in export supply chains that allow fresh seafood to reach markets in the EU. This blog provides background to the ongoing challenges being faced by the Scottish (and UK) fishing industries in getting seafood to EU markets.
Scottish Government Legislative Consent Memorandum for the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog provides analysis of the Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill which will be debated in the Scottish Parliament on 30 December 2020.
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
Reading Time: 20 minutes This long read provides a summary of some of the key areas covered in the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement which was agreed on 24 December 2020.
The UK’s Trade Bill 2019-21 and devolved consent
Reading Time: 5 minutes What is the UK Trade Bill, and what does it mean for the Scottish Parliament?