Overseas Trade: EU Law

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether all trade sanctions to which the UK is subject under EU legislation will be transposed into UK law before 1 January 2021.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

HMG is transitioning existing EU sanctions regimes into UK law through regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. Regulations transitioning a number of EU sanctions regimes have already been made since the Act gained Royal Assent in May 2018. We aim to transition the remaining EU sanctions regime into UK law by the end of the Transition Period but, as a safeguard, any sanctions regimes which we do not transition by then will be retained by effect of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

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