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  1. Legal news
    07 January 2019
    The UK Government's Planned Regimes on Trade and Customs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/uk-governments-planned-regimes-on-trade-and-customs

    The Government has enacted the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018, to establish an independent UK trade and customs regime. This will be necessary as from Brexit when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union. Whilst the ...

  2. Legal news
    24 January 2020
    Brexit: WTO and Future Trading Arrangements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/brexit-wto-and-future-trading-arrangements

    This note reviews the impact of a hard Brexit on the UK's trading relationships with EU Member States and also third countries.

  3. Legal news
    28 June 2018
    Trade with Iran - Update of the EU Blocking Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/trade-with-iran-update-of-eu-blocking-regulation

    The withdrawal of the United States ('US') on 8 May 2018 from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ('JCPOA') resulted in US sanctions - previously lifted following the entry into force of the JCPOA - being re-imposed.

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Brexit: the impact on trade between the UK and the EU for franchise businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/brexit-the-impact-on-trade-between-the-uk-and-the-eu-for-franchise-businesses

    If your franchise relies on products being imported into the UK or involves the supply of products to franchisees in the EU then, if at the end of the transition period no free trade agreement is negotiated, you could ...

  5. Legal news
    30 January 2020
    UK Supreme Court rules that longer time limits for customs duty demands should apply in criminal context
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/uk-supreme-court-rules-that-longer-time-limits-for-customs-duty-demands

    In FMX Food Merchants v HMRC [2020] UKSC 1, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of HMRC, overturning last year's Court of Appeal decision, deciding that HMRC could issue a post-clearance demand after the expiry of the ...

  6. Legal news
    21 September 2020
    Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications Businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-checklist-for-technology-and-communications-businesses

    The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. As a result of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK until the end of the transition period - scheduled to ...

  7. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    The UK Government recently announced the active steps it is taking to drive modern slavery out of supply chains. How can you make sure your company is compliant?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-uk-government-recently-announced-the-active-steps-it-is

    On 26th March 2020 the UK Government published its modern slavery statement. In the foreword written by the Prime Minister, he highlighted the determination to take active steps to drive modern slavery out of our supply ...

  8. Legal news
    07 September 2018
    Tax Alert – September 2018 - Corporate criminal offences in the UK for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/france/tax-alert-infractions-penales-au-royaume-uni

    Since 30 September 2017, the UK has introduced two new criminal offenses which create strict liability for companies if they failed to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.