Continuing application of EU trade agreements after Brexit



1 Introduction

2 EU trade-related agreements

EU trade agreements

Other EU trade-related agreements

The Government’s policy to roll-over the agreements


Development-related agreements

3 The Government’s approach to rolling over EU trade agreements

Negotiating roll-over

The legal basis for roll-over

4 Post-Brexit “implementation” period

The Government’s negotiating position

The EU’s negotiating position

5 The terms of rolled-over trade agreements


Technical amendments

Tariff Rate Quotas

Rules of origin and cumulation

Roll-over and the Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland border

Agreements with Turkey and the EFTA States

Other implications of rolled-over agreements

Most Favoured Nation clauses and trade in services

Dispute resolution arrangements

The Court of Justice of the European Union

Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement

6 The implementation of rolled-over agreements

Powers under the Trade Bill

Parliamentary scrutiny

Role of devolved administrations

7 A cross-government approach

Other trade-related agreements

Roll-over and UK-EU relations

Other departments and devolved administrations

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Current EU Trade Agreements

Annex 2: UK Trade Working Groups

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 6 March 2018