Government Seeking Views on UK Internal Trade Policy

The Government has set out options to protect the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market after the end of the transition period.  Under the plans, a Market Access Commitment will guarantee British companies can trade unhindered in every part of the United Kingdom.

These policy options aim to enshrine in law 2 principles:

  • the principle of mutual recognition
  • the principle of non-discrimination

Mutual recognition means that the rules governing the production and sale of goods and services in one part of the UK are recognised in the other parts of the UK, and should present no barrier to the flow of goods and services between different regulatory systems.

Non-discrimination means that it is not possible for one regulatory regime to introduce rules that discriminate specifically against goods and services from another.

The Government would like views on these options from businesses and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP, Andrew Bowie is urging local businesses from his constituency to respond – you can give your views here.  The deadline is 13th August.