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Regulatory divergence

25 October 2017
Negotiations phase 2: The future relationship
Area

Regulatory divergence
Issue

Regulatory divergence could become a significant barrier to EU-UK trade post-Brexit.
Update

Unknown: Negotiations have not yet begun. The UK however plans to put EU regulations into UK law as a starting point; so any change is likely to be incremental. The UK also increasingly recognises the advantages of staying close to EU regulatory standards to facilitate market access. A highly political and complex issue with endless scope for disagreement.