Brexit Access to EU Service Markets: The Practical Issues
Services represent 80% of the EU economy. While trade in goods has the WTO tariffs as a tried and tested worst case position, services has no such safety blanket. The World Trade “GATS” services framework is underdeveloped and relies on patchy market access commitments.
Services can be highly regulated and touch upon sensitive political areas. Think audiovisual, financial services, regulated professions and similar sectors. Service provision may be made conditional on establishing a local business, obtaining licenses, withholding taxes on service income or local nationality qualification requirements.
This roundtable is intended to allow members to share their Brexit services challenges and discuss contingency planning. What can the UK government do to mitigate risks and create opportunities?
Members are encouraged to bring real world case studies to the table so that these can be communicated to the UK government.
Members of the UK permanent representation will attend.
To create a constructive and worthwhile session we would ask participants to come prepared to talk about some of the issues that are relevant to their area of business.
To register please contact Andrew and include which case studies you wish to present: Andrew.email@example.com
Kindly sponsored by Baker & McKenzie