Brexit policy positions published by the Government - August 2017 update

Latest Brexit policy positions published ahead of third round of negotiations

August 2017

This week the Department for Exiting the European Union have published a number of policy position papers in the lead up to the third round of negotiations with the European Union. The papers outline the UK’s negotiating strategy on issues related to Brexit, including:

  • The continuity in the availability of goods on the market
  • Confidentiality of documents
  • Future civil judicial co-operation
  • Proposed mechanisms for enforcement and dispute resolution once the European Court of Justice no longer has direct jurisdiction in the UK
  • Data protection

Earlier in August, similar papers were published on Northern Ireland and Ireland and future customs arrangements (see below).

The Conservative Party has a clear plan for Brexit. This is part of our work to drive the talks forward, and make sure we can show that we have made sufficient progress on withdrawal issues by October 2017 so that we can move on to discuss our future relationship.

Position papers

You can read more about the various policy positions published between 21 August and 24 August 2017 by clicking on the links below:

The exchange and protection of personal data - a future partnership paper - 24 August 2017 - this paper discusses options for the protection of personal data in the future partnership.

Enforcement and dispute resolution - a future partnership - 23 August 2017 - this paper discusses options for enforcement and dispute resolution mechanisms for UK-EU agreements.

Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework - a future partnership - 22 August 2017 - this paper outlines the United Kingdom's position on cross-border civil judicial cooperation in the future partnership

Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK - 21 August 2017 - this outlines the UK's position on continuity in the availability of goods in UK and EU markets at the point of EU exit

Confidentiality and access to documents - 21 August 2017 - this paper outlines the UK's position on the ongoing confidentiality obligations and access to documents.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland and Ireland - 16 August 2017 - this outlines the UK's position on addressing the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland and Ireland in light of the UK's EU withdrawal.

Future customs arrangements

Future customs arrangements - a future partnership paper - 15 August 2017 - this paper discusses options for new customs arrangements between the UK and the EU in the future partnership.

Department for Exiting the European Union

The Department for Exiting the European Union was established with the responsibility for oversight of the negotiations to leave the European Union and to establish the future relationship of the United Kingdom with it. You can read more about its work and keep up to date with all the latest developments by clicking on the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-exiting-the-european-union 

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