US-EU Export Controls and Sanctions Alert: In Case of Hard Brexit, EU and UK Issue Plans for Export of Dual-use Goods

    View Author January 2019

    Due to the vacillating political developments in the UK, a “hard Brexit” scenario (meaning, no withdrawal agreement reached between the EU and UK by the withdrawal date of March 30, 2019) is likely to happen. In preparation for a no-deal withdrawal, which would affect the trade of dual-use items between the EU and the UK, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted on December 19, 2018 a contingency plan that provides a number of mitigating measures in an effort to minimize the disruptions that would be caused by a hard Brexit, while protecting EU interests.