Brexit: What If? Implications of a No-Deal Scenario on Environmental and Product Safety Regulation

On 18 July 2018, The UK Government announced its plans to publish a series of technical notices setting out information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a ‘no-deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations.

A ‘no-deal’ scenario is one where the UK leaves the EU and becomes a third country at 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement and framework for a future relationship in place between the UK and the EU. The UK government’s approach to preparing for a ‘no-deal’ scenario is a commitment to prioritize stability for citizens, consumers and business, to ensure the smooth operation of business, infrastructure and public services and to minimize any disruption to the economy.

By 12 October 2018 more than 100 technical notices had been published covering several regulatory areas.

This paper aims to gather, highlight and summarize in one document information related to environment, human health and product safety to enable manufacturers, industries and consumers to understand the impacts/implications of Brexit in the event of a ‘no-deal’ scenario. The paper will discuss different regulatory areas, setting out the current situation along with the future development of regulation in the related area.

About the Author:

Talal Hamchou is a Regulatory Compliance Specialist with Compliance & Risks, specializing in regulatory developments in the MENA region. He keeps clients up to date on areas including REACH, RoHS, WEEE, energy labeling, energy efficiency, packaging, product safety, EMC, climate change, environmental health and safety, occupational health and safety, cybercrime, internet regulation and Brexit. Talal has a Masters in Law (State and Public Law) from the Free University of Brussels. Talal speaks Arabic, Dutch and English.

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