Europe Minister explains UK sanctions regulations for no deal Brexit

Parliament1The Europe Minister Alan Duncan MP has written to the Chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat MP, outlining what the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is doing to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. They will:

1.      Begin laying statutory instruments (UK Regulations) to enable sanctions regimes to be implemented under the Sanctions Act, which will come into force on exit day.

2.      The plan is one SI per sanctions regime. They will prioritise “the most complex, high profile and changeable regimes” and have “de-prioritised” regimes where the UK can “rely on retained EU law [under the UK Withdrawal Act] until new regulations are made and the retained law is revoked”.

3.      Half of sanctions regulations will be subject to negative procedure, half the “made-affirmative” procedure.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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