Switzerland and UK to sign pact to protect trade beyond Brexit

Big News Network | February 11, 2019

Switzerland and UK to sign pact to protect trade beyond Brexit
A major consolation prize for the UK, in its coninuing impasse over the Brexit deal, will be picked up on Monday when Britain inks a trade deal with Switzerland, which will protect UK-Swiss trade beyond the country's withdrawal from the European Union. In the overall scheme of things, it is not a big deal although imports and exports to and from Switzerland account for 32 billion pounds ($41.41 billion), however the main gain is it ihas some symbolical significance. The terms of the pact have already been agreed, all that is to occur is the signing.

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Federal agencies issue many documents targeted to the general public. These guidance documents help explain things like how employers can comply with workplace safety laws or how Head Start grantees can meet requirements. Although these documents are not legally binding, they can change behavior, and concerns have been raised about their oversight, including whether agencies seek feedback from the public when they create these documents.