Last updated: 26 January 2018

Bird & Bird's EU Legislation Tracker highlights Regulations and Directives scheduled to take effect or to be implemented by Member States in the period to the UK's departure from the EU. It does not provide an exhaustive survey. Instead, we have sought to summarise some of the key legislation, both draft and finalised, which we are tracking in the run up to Brexit and which are likely to be of interest to companies which do business in the UK and/or elsewhere in Europe. 

The Tracker includes a short commentary on the substance of each of the measures identified, and a timeline for their known or likely effective dates (for Regulations) or implementation deadlines (for Directives). These are colour coded by reference to the likely date of Brexit.

For the purposes of the Tracker, we have assumed that the UK will exit the EU two years from its service of Article 50 notice (i.e. 29th March 2019). Ultimately the UK's Great Repeal Bill will determine whether the UK will retain, implement, amend or repeal the legislation summarised in our Tracker and the date when this will happen.

Implementation status 
  Implementation deadline/effective date likely to be pre-Brexit
  Implementation deadline/effective date likely to be post-Brexit
Timeline   EU legislation

Takes effect:

[Target Q4 2018?] 

Proposed Regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

European Parliament Procedure Reference: 2015/0277(COD)
  • The proposed revision of the Basic Regulation (No. 216/2008 as amended), which sets out the aviation safety framework at EU level, is part of the European Commission's Aviation Strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the EU aviation sector.

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Takes effect: TBC

European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament establishing a Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment

European Parliament Procedure Reference: 2016/0236(COD)
  • In late 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation establishing a certification system for aviation security screening equipment.

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