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Is there any Brexit-related legislation that requires the UK to keep up with EU standards (in the environment sphere) or is this a trade agreement issue? If the legislation and trade deal are silent on this point, what does this mean practically?

Is there any Brexit-related legislation that requires the UK to keep up with EU standards (in the environment sphere) or is this a trade agreement issue? If the legislation and trade deal are silent on this point, what does this mean practically?
Published on: 24 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Is there any Brexit-related legislation that requires the UK to keep up with EU standards (in the environment sphere) or is this a trade agreement issue? If the legislation and trade deal are silent on this point, what does this mean practically?
  • How might the UK keep pace with evolving EU standards as a matter of domestic policy following Brexit?
  • If standards are to be developed domestically, how might this happen, as currently a lot of the work on standard setting takes place at EU level? Have we seen examples of this to date?
  • Are we likely to see common standards frameworks across the UK?
  • How is the UK conformity assessed mark relevant to environmental standard setting?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Begonia Filgueira, partner at Acuity Law discusses the environmental standards setting following Brexit. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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