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Thursday, 18 January 2018
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We set out below some links to third party materials on Brexit which may be helpful.

Please note that we are not responsible for the content of these third party materials and any opinions expressed in those materials do not necessarily reflect the views of Travers Smith LLP or any of its partners.

The Withdrawal Process

Full text of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

The process for exiting the European UnionReport of Commons Exiting the EU Committee (January 2017)

Parliament's role in ratifying Treaties – research note by House of Commons library (February 2017)

UK Negotiating Objectives

Brexit White Paper – UK government policy document entitled "The United Kingdom's exit from, and new partnership with, the European Union" (February 2017)

The UK's negotiating objectives for withdrawal from EU – inquiry by Commons Exiting the European Union Committee (initiated Q4 2017)

EU Negotiating Objectives

European Council negotiating guidelines (April 2017)

European Commission draft negotiating directives (May 2017)

Legal Challenges

UK Supreme Court ruling on Parliamentary authority for leaving EU  - R (on the application of Miller and others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The British Influence case – this judicial review challenge seeks to argue that leaving the EU need not mean leaving the European Economic Area (EEA). Although dismissed in February 2017 on grounds that it was premature, this would not prevent further proceedings being brought at a later date.  See also the Dublin case below.

The Dublin case – crowdfunded action being coordinated by Jolyon Maugham QC, seeking a ruling on (i) whether Article 50 notice can be revoked; and (ii) whether leaving the EU also means leaving the EEA.

The Great Repeal Bill

Legislating for Brexit:  the Great Repeal Bill  - research note by House of Commons library (February 2017)

Legislating for Brexit:  statutory instruments implementing EU law – research note by House of Commons library listing UK secondary legislation likely to relevant to Great Repeal Bill  (January 2017)

Legislating for Brexit: directly applicable EU law – research note by House of Commons library listing EU Regulations likely to be relevant to Great Repeal Bill (January 2017)

Brexit and Trade

UK Trade Policy Observatory  - partnership between University of Sussex and Chatham House providing analysis/commentary on trade issues in light of Brexit

Brexit: trade aspects – research note by House of Commons library (January 2017)

Leaving the European Union: Customs Unions – research note by House of Lords library (January 2017)

Brexit: options for trade  – Report of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (December 2016)

Brexit: trade in goods – Report of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (March 2017)

Brexit: trade in services – Inquiry of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (initiated 2016 – report in preparation)

UK trade options beyond 2019Report of Commons International Trade Committee (March 2017)

Brexit and Transitional Arrangements

Implications of no deal – Report of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (March 2017)

Transitional arrangements – inquiry by Commons Treasury Committee into transitional arrangements relating to UK's future economic relationship with the EU (initiated December 2016)

Options for transition – Institute of Directors policy paper on possible interim arrangements (August 2017)

UK Negotiating Objectives:

Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes (9 October 2017, HM Treasury)

Preparing for our future UK trade policy (9 October 2017, Department for International Trade)

Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU (26 June 2017, Home Office)

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper (15 May 2017, Department for Exiting the European Union)

Establishing a business presence in the EU or elsewhere

World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report 2017

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