Brexit Watch: Queen Fires The Start Gun For 229 Day Sprint

Brexit 174 European Union 775 Industrials - Aero/Defense 191 Industrials - Capital Goods 559 Trade Deals 977 United Kingdom 339

The reopening of the British Parliament by HRH Queen Elizabeth II includes a vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill. The U.K. will leave the EU on Jan. 31 and enter a transition period through the end of the year. Formal negotiations with the EU to formulate a post-Brexit trade deal may only have 229 days to be completed – from Mar. 1 to Oct. 16 – given the requirements of legal and parliamentary scheduling on the EU side. The trade arrangements to be applied from 2021 onwards could have a significant impact on complex, cross-border supply chains though many firms are already prepa...

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