UK’s Independent Tariff Schedule

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In preparation for Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) has published its Common External Tariff, scheduled to take effect on January 1st, 2021, at the end of the transition period established in the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

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Topics: Europe, Brexit, UK

EU Partially Withdraws Preference Treatment from Cambodia

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On February 12th, 2020, The European Union (EU) moved forward with a partial withdrawal of preferential tariff treatment from Cambodia due to human rights abuses.

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Topics: Europe

Brexit: The Transition Period and Future Trading Relationship

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Following a decisive win by the conservative party in a recent UK General Election, on December 20th, 2019 the UK House of Commons approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) governing the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU). In parallel, the bill was approved by European Parliament on January 29th, 2020.

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Topics: Europe, Brexit

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

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The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement went into effect on November 21st, 2019. This is the European Union's first bilateral trade agreement with a Southeast Asian country. This agreement removes tariffs in trade between the EU and Singapore.

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Topics: Europe

Proposed US Tariffs on French Products

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On December 6th, 2019 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed the imposition of up to 100 percent ad valorem additional duties on a preliminary list of products from France. These include cheese, cosmetics, handbags, sparkling wines, porcelain, and enamelled households articles, the list can be found here.

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Topics: Europe