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European Union Committee reports on two trade agreements

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12 June 2019

The European Union Committee has published its twelfth report on Brexit-related international agreements.

This report considers two international agreements, which the Committee has reported for information:

  • Agreements between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on International Road Transport, with Protocol [CP 94]
  • Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (re-laid) [CP 103]

The UK/Norway Road Transport Agreement is a rollover agreement, covering the small amount of commercial road transport between the UK and Norway (approximately 7,000 goods vehicles).

The CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement, which was originally laid on 5 April, but has now been re-laid following discovery of errors in the previous text, allows certain Caribbean nations duty-free access to UK markets and provides a gradual reduction of duties for UK goods entering the CARIFORUM states. In total, the CARIFORUM Agreement accounts for about 0.2% of UK trade.

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