The UK Publishes Post-Brexit Sanctions Bill

October 31, 2017

The Government recently published its draft legislation for a domestic, post-Brexit, UK-only international sanctions framework, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. It aims both to ensure that the government has the powers to convert existing EU sanctions regimes into UK law post-Brexit, and to provide it with the necessary powers to take rapid action either to make changes to existing sanctions regimes or to establish new regimes. The Bill builds on the White Paper consultation it launched in April, and the response to feedback that it published in the summer. As noted in the recent DIT paper on the Future UK Trade Policy1, this Bill forms part of the wider global UK International Trade framework that the Government is looking to develop.

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