Spain & France make official complaint over UK goods - 'EU rules broken!'

Press quote (The Express)
18 June 2021

Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform thinktank, condemned the plans and warned the UK could be in breach of its international commitments.

He said: “Local content requirements are prohibited not just under the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement, but also the UK’s WTO commitments.

“So the question that needs answering is whether the UK is in fact giving companies with UK supply chains preferential access to contracts, or just information-gathering. The latter is fine, the former less so.”