Brexit Report July 2019 Update
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16 Jul 2019
Brexit report: July 2019 update
This Report to the States Assembly provides a precis of developments since the last report in January 2019.
It provides States Members with an overview of:
the political context in which the Government of Jersey has been working since the 2016 United Kingdom ("UK") referendum on membership of the European Union ("EU") (Section I);
- the Government’s preparations, to mitigate the domestic impact of a possible ‘No Deal’ exit in October 2019 (Section II);
- the Government’s preparations for the next phase of the Brexit negotiations, the so-called ‘Future Partnership’ negotiations between the UK and the EU, and the internal governance structures that have been put in place to ensure that Jersey’s priorities, objectives and interests are taken into account throughout this process (Section III); and
- the Government’s preparations for Jersey’s future trading relationships with the UK, EU and beyond once the UK leaves the EU, including ongoing work to implement the Jersey-UK Customs Arrangement, extension of the UK’s WTO membership, and Jersey’s future approach to external trade (Section IV).
The report aims to update States Members and the Public on the ongoing work that the Government of Jersey is doing to prepare Government, residents and businesses for the UK’s exit from the EU, and to ensure the Island is ‘negotiation ready’ for the Phase 2 Future Partnership negotiations.