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Regulatory divergence

15 December 2017

Regulatory divergence

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

Ireland deal and UK business needs at play: 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. UK business is increasingly vocal on the need to stay fully aligned to EU regulatory standards to facilitate market access. UK commitments on the Irish border (see above) which reference potential regulatory alignment post-Brexit may significantly limit UK options.