UK Engages With Gibraltar On Brexit
by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 July, 2017
Gibraltar and UK government ministers recently held their third official meeting to discuss Brexit.
Both territories agreed to continue to work closely on financial services, and committed to a program of work on insurance. Gibraltar's proposals for tax treaties were discussed, and it was agreed a working group would be established to discuss gambling.
It was agreed a mechanism would be put in place to ensure Gibraltar is included in consultations on free trade agreements to be negotiated by the UK.
Following the meeting, Gibraltar's Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: "The work we are doing is very advanced. We are dealing with the substance of the requirements to be met for a seamless transition from EU single market access to bilateral UK/Gibraltar market access.... I am very pleased with progress so far..."
The UK's Minister for Europe, Alan Duncan, said: "As the Prime Minister has made clear, we are absolutely steadfast in our support of Gibraltar, its people, and its economy. These productive discussions today allow us to continue to work closely with Gibraltar to ensure that their priorities are taken into account as we negotiate our exit from the EU."
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