Kim Sanderson and Emma Gledhill clearly didn’t have enough to do at Christmas 2020 because they spent Christmas week poring through the 1200-odd pages of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement published on 24 December 2020. Kim pulled out all the parts that appear to be of relevance to translators and interpreters, and Emma put them into plain English. You can read them below.

Please note that neither of us are lawyers, trade negotiators or international trade experts; we are merely highly experienced in our profession and have been working across borders for many years. You should read this document with this disclaimer in mind. Do not attempt to make major decisions based on it without first obtaining professional advice!


Cross Border Trade in Translation and Interpreting Services – from 24.12 Agreement Plain English v2