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Last updated: 9 August 2017

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.

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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: 

1 April 2018

  Regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market
  • Regulation which regulates the cross-border portability of online content services in the Internal Market. Part of the EC's Digital Market Strategy.

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Takes effect:

[Likely late 2017 / early 2018?]

 

Draft: Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC

  • Draft Regulation which regulates unjustified geo-blocking which limits cross-border e-commerce. Part of the EC's Digital Market Strategy
  • The EC's draft was published in May 2016.

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Implementation deadline:

[Likely late 2018 / early 2019?]

 

Draft: Amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services ("AVMS") Directive (2010/13/EU)

Overview:

  • Draft Directive proposed to harmonise audiovisual media. Amends the existing AVMS Directive.
  • The EC's draft was published in May 2016.

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