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The Brexit Deal: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Parliament in the United Kingdom is currently debating approval of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that outlines a potential future relationship between the United Kingdom and European Union after Brexit.

The UK has requested that the European Union extend the Brexit deadline to January 31, 2020, in order to properly scrutinize this bill. Additionally, the Prime Minister has called for a general election to occur in December, if an extension is granted. 

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Topics: Europe, Brexit

US Retaliatory Tariffs on EU Products

Churchillian Thoughts on European Customs Valuation

Following a 15 years dispute between the United States and the European Union regarding aviation industry-related subsidies, the World Trade Organization recently issued a report that justifies up to USD $7.5 billion annually in countermeasures made by the US against EU countries as a result.

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Topics: Europe

Trade Agreement Update: The European Union and Mercosur

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The EU and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) agreed recently on a draft-free trade agreement that, if implemented, will create the largest free trade area in the world, connecting over 770 million people. The agreement has been agreed in principle and will now move to legal revision. This will lead to a final text of the agreement being sent to the member states of both blocs for approval.

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Topics: Europe, Free Trade Agreements

3 Takeaways from the Budget and Authorised Economic Operator Status

The Budget and Authorised Economic Operator Status

The presentation of the government’s budget before Parliament has always been an interesting affair. The perfunctory annual photo of the Chancellor of the Exchequer standing in front of Number 11 Downing Street with the red briefcase containing the Government’s budget for the year always seems to make a dull affair more interesting.

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Topics: Europe, Brexit

UCC Intermediate Evaluation

UCC Intermediate Evaluation

In December 1999, as we approached the year 2000, there was intense speculation no computer would be able to cope with the programming disaster known as Y2K. Experts predicted a blackout on computer-operated systems not configured for a four-digit year code, and software engineers worked frantically to fix the problem. Many believed that blackouts would disrupt our lives as we began the first day of the new millennium.

However, nothing happened, and all our systems kept on running as intended.

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Topics: Europe