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Exiting the European Union: Preparedness in Wales for the end of the transition period

Purpose of the consultation

Evidence gathering:


In line with its remit to examine the implications for Wales of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee undertook an inquiry into preparedness in Wales for the end of the transition period (31 December 2020).


The Committee’s aim in undertaking this work was to strengthen preparations in Wales for the end of the transition period through scrutiny of the Welsh Government, engaging with stakeholders, and highlighting Wales-specific issues.


This work covered:


·         Welsh Government action to prepare Wales for the end of the transition period;

·         preparedness of key economic sectors in Wales;

·         the implications for preparedness arising from the negotiation of UK international agreements, including the UK-EU future relationship agreement (or agreements), other significant free trade agreements (e.g. UK-USA, UK-Japan, UK-Australia, UK-New Zealand etc.), and the Continuity Negotiations and Coordination programme (formerly referred to as the Trade Agreement Continuity Programme); and

·         intra-UK intergovernmental agreements relating to the end of the transition period, including the common frameworks programme.


This list was not exhaustive, and the Committee asked for views on any aspect of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union that was affecting an organisation or sector.


Disclosure of information

Respondents were asked to ensure they had considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.




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