CTA Update 12/02/2021

CTA Update 12/02/2021

Serbia remains one of the few countries that has not yet agreed a CTA with the UK. Negotiations are continuing, and we understand that progress was made in the latest round of negotiations last week. The purpose of every CTA is to roll over existing commitments (in EU treaties) not to make substantive changes. Sixty agreements have been completed. Despite misleading reports in the Belgrade media, Serbia is not being asked to make any new political commitments and both sides are committed to sorting this out. The British Embassy has put out a statement (English version here). The negotiators will meet again shortly.  

The BSCC is planning to organise an online seminar very soon, probably jointly with other business organisations, to help UK and Serbian businesses currently suffering from the lack of any agreements focusing on practical aspects. We will let members and friends know more details as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

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