24 Jul 2018
UK SUBMITS DRAFT SCHEDULE TO THE WTO OUTLING POST-BREXIT GOODS COMMITMENTS – 24 JULYBrexit, Brussels Daily
United Kingdom submits draft schedule to the WTO outlining post-Brexit goods commitments
On 24 July, WTO members received the United Kingdom’s draft schedule setting out its WTO market access commitments for goods once the UK leaves the European Union. Members will now have a three-month period to review the schedule that has been put forward for certification.
he United Kingdom considers this notification to constitute a rectification of its concessions under the WTO, on the grounds that the schedule replicates the concessions and commitments currently applicable to the UK as an EU member. Under this process, known as the “1980 Procedures for modification and rectification of Schedules”, WTO members will have three months to review the schedule, which will be considered to be approved if there are no objections from other members.
More information on WTO goods schedules and the process for modification and rectification of schedules is available here.