- 19.06.2020 - In the field of export controls, the UK Government published an update of the UK sanctions regimes which includes a list of the targeted countries and restricted transactions. Currently, the UK implements the EU sanctions regime but that will stop as of January 1, 2020. UKGOV stated that it plans to remain aligned with the EU sanctions regime which provides for some continuity post Brexit.
16.06.2020 - UK and EU leaders said new momentum is needed in negotiations on their future relationship, after high-level talks on Monday. They agreed to intensify talks in July and to find an "early understanding of the principles" underlying any deal. Mr. Johnson made it clear that the UK is ready to start trading on World Trade Organisation rules from January 1, 2020, if a deal cannot be reached.
12.06.2020 - The Cabinet Office announced a three-staged approach on border controls for EU goods imported into the UK that will be introduced at the end of the transition period. The stages will be phased in up to the summer of 2021, regardless of whether a deal is done with the EU or not.
- 12.06.2020 - UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove announced he has "formally confirmed" to the EU that the transition period will not be extended, adding that the "moment" for an extension has "now passed". Reacting to this statement, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Brussels has always been open to an extension.