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United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 UK market access: goods

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Purpose of Part 1

    2. Mutual recognition: goods

      1. 2.The mutual recognition principle for goods

      2. 3.Relevant requirements for the purposes of section 2

      3. 4.Exclusion of certain requirements existing before commencement

    3. Non-discrimination: goods

      1. 5.The non-discrimination principle for goods

      2. 6.Relevant requirements for the purposes of the non-discrimination principle

      3. 7.The non-discrimination principle: direct discrimination

      4. 8.The non-discrimination principle: indirect discrimination

      5. 9.Exclusion of certain provision existing before commencement

    4. Exclusions from market access principles

      1. 10.Further exclusions from market access principles

    5. Supplementary

      1. 11.Modifications in connection with the Northern Ireland Protocol

      2. 12.Guidance relating to Part 1

      3. 13.Duty to review the use of Part 1 amendment powers

      4. 14.Sale of goods complying with local law

      5. 15.Interpretation of references to “sale” in Part 1

      6. 16.Interpretation of other expressions used in Part 1

  3. PART 2 UK market access: services

    1. 17.Services: overview

    2. 18.Services: exclusions

    3. 19.Services: mutual recognition of authorisation requirements

    4. 20.Direct discrimination in the regulation of services

    5. 21.Indirect discrimination in the regulation of services

    6. 22.Duty to review the use of Part 2 amendment powers

    7. 23.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. PART 3 UK market access: professional qualifications and regulation

    1. 24.Access to professions on grounds of qualifications or experience

    2. 25.Meaning of “qualified” UK resident

    3. 26.Exception from section 24 where individual assessment offered

    4. 27.Other exceptions from section 24

    5. 28.Professional regulation not within section 24: equal treatment

    6. 29.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. PART 4 Independent advice on and monitoring of UK internal market

    1. General provision about functions under Part 4

      1. 30.Functions of the CMA under Part 4: general provisions

      2. 31.Objective and general functions

      3. 32.Office for the Internal Market panel and task groups

    2. Reporting, advisory and monitoring functions

      1. 33.Monitoring and reporting on the operation of the UK internal market

      2. 34.Advising etc on proposed regulatory provisions on request

      3. 35.Provision of report on request after regulatory provision is passed or made

      4. 36.Report on request on provision considered to have detrimental effects

      5. 37.Statements on reports under section 36

      6. 38.Reports under Part 4

      7. 39.General advice and information with regard to exercise of functions

      8. 40.Laying of annual documents before devolved legislatures

    3. Information-gathering powers

      1. 41.Information-gathering powers

      2. 42.Enforcement

      3. 43.Penalties

    4. Review

      1. 44.Duty to review arrangements for carrying out Part 4 functions

    5. Interpretation

      1. 45.Interpretation of Part 4

  6. PART 5 Northern Ireland Protocol

    1. Northern Ireland's place in the UK internal market and customs territory

      1. 46.Northern Ireland's place in the UK internal market and customs territory

    2. Unfettered access

      1. 47.Unfettered access to UK internal market for Northern Ireland goods

    3. State aid

      1. 48.Guidance on Article 10 of the Northern Ireland Protocol

      2. 49.Notification of state aid for the purposes of the Northern Ireland Protocol

  7. PART 6 Financial assistance

    1. 50.Power to provide financial assistance for economic development etc

    2. 51.Financial assistance: supplementary

  8. PART 7 Subsidy control

    1. 52.Regulation of distortive or harmful subsidies

    2. 53.UK subsidy control consultation: engagement with the devolved authorities on the Government response

  9. PART 8 Final provisions

    1. 54.Protection of Act against modification

    2. 55.Further provision in connection with the Northern Ireland Protocol

    3. 56.Regulations: general

    4. 57.Regulations: references to parliamentary procedures

    5. 58.Interpretation: general

    6. 59.Extent, commencement and short title

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Exclusions from market access principles

      1. Threats to human, animal or plant health

        1. 1.(1) The United Kingdom market access principles do not apply...

        2. 2.(1) The mutual recognition principle for goods does not apply...

        3. 3.Where a decision is taken to exercise powers conferred by...

        4. 4.(1) In paragraphs 1 and 2, “responsible administration” is to...

        5. 5.(1) A relevant requirement is not to be taken to...

      2. Chemicals

        1. 6.An authorisation under Chapter 2 of Title 7 of the...

        2. 7.The mutual recognition principle for goods does not apply to...

        3. 8.In paragraphs 6 and 7, “the REACH Regulation” means Regulation...

      3. Fertilisers and pesticides

        1. 9.The mutual recognition principle for goods does not apply to...

        2. 10.The mutual recognition principle for goods does not apply to...

      4. Taxation

        1. 11.The United Kingdom market access principles do not apply to...

      5. Provision having effect in more than one part of the United Kingdom

        1. 12.(1) A relevant requirement is not to be taken indirectly...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Services exclusions

      1. PART 1 Services to which section 19 (mutual recognition) does not apply

      2. PART 2 Services to which sections 20 and 21 (non-discrimination) do not apply

      3. PART 3 Authorisation requirements to which section 19 (mutual recognition) does not apply

      4. PART 4 Regulatory requirements to which sections 20 and 21 (non-discrimination) do not apply

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Constitution etc of Office for the Internal Market panel and task groups

      1. 1.Schedule 4 to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013...

      2. 2.(1) Paragraph 1 is amended as follows.

      3. 3.(1) Paragraph 3 is amended as follows.

      4. 4.(1) Paragraph 4 is amended as follows.

      5. 5.(1) Paragraph 6 is amended as follows.

      6. 6.In paragraph 9(2)— (a) omit “or” at the end of...

      7. 7.In paragraph 10(2)(b), at the end insert “ or the...

      8. 8.After Part 3 insert— PART 3A The OIM panel The...

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