European Union Committee reports on two trade agreements
13 Jun 2019 02:32 PM
The European Union Committee has published its twelfth report on Brexit-related international agreements.
This report considers two international agreements, which the Committee has reported for information:
- Agreements between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on International Road Transport, with Protocol [CP 94]
- Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (re-laid) [CP 103]
The UK/Norway Road Transport Agreement is a rollover agreement, covering the small amount of commercial road transport between the UK and Norway (approximately 7,000 goods vehicles).
The CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement, which was originally laid on 5 April, but has now been re-laid following discovery of errors in the previous text, allows certain Caribbean nations duty-free access to UK markets and provides a gradual reduction of duties for UK goods entering the CARIFORUM states. In total, the CARIFORUM Agreement accounts for about 0.2% of UK trade.
A short 'explainer' on the Lords EU Committee scrutiny of treaties is available on our website: