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Britain is leaving the EU and this is bound to have significant consequences, not only for British enterprises but equally so for Danish enterprises operating in Britain.

The EU cooperation, including governing EU law, is based on reciprocity between the Member States. A reciprocity that will lapse on 29 March 2019, as Britain, following yesterday's vote in the British Parliament, has not managed to reach any agreement concerning a deal with the EU. Further, the "no deal" scenario means that even though Britain may desire – albeit – a unilateral application of the EU regulation, the remaining 27 Member States are under no legal obligation to treat Britain as a Member State. In general, this means that various statutory instruments, particularly in the form of regulations (EU harmonisation) will no longer apply to the relationship between Britain and the other EU Member States, including Denmark.

In light of the impending deadline in March, without a deal Britain must be expected to have an eye on old conventions and other types of intergovernmental regulation of the inter partes relationship between countries in a number of areas.

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